ICBEST 2020 co-hosted by IIBEC and NRCC
2020 International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST)
IIBEC – International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and exterior walls. Since 1983, IIBEC, formerly RCI, Inc., consultant members have offered unbiased design, repair planning, quality assurance observance, legal testimony, and general roofing and other building envelope management services. IIBEC’s Consultant members adhere to a strict code of ethics that offers unprejudiced service without affiliation with any product or manufacturer. Current membership is over 3,600. IIBEC boasts an international constituency residing across the United States, Canada, Australia, the West Indies, Europe, and Asia.
NRCC – National Research Council of Canada is the primary national research and technology organization of the Government of Canada, in science and technology research and development reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. It is governed by a council of appointees drawn from its client community. The transformation of the NRC into an RTO that focuses on “business-led research” was part of the federal government’s Economic Action Plan. On 7 May 2013, the NRC launched its new “business approach” in which it offered four business lines: strategic research and development, technical services, management of science and technology infrastructure and NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program. With these services, NRC intended to shorten the gap between early stage research and development and commercialization. At one point, NRC had over 30 approved programs.
The NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace, where people can experience the benefits. This market-driven focus delivers innovation faster, enhances people’s lives and addresses some of the world’s most pressing problems. We are responsive, creative and uniquely placed to partner with Canadian industry, to invest in strategic R&D programming that will address critical issues for our future.
Each year our scientists, engineers and business experts work closely with thousands of Canadian firms, helping them bring new technologies to market. We have the people, expertise, services, licensing opportunities, national facilities and global networks to support Canadian businesses.
ICEBEST – The International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies provides a worldwide forum for the exchange of information and discussion of recent developments in, and applications of building envelope engineering. ICBEST’s scope is to bring together engineers, architects, scientists and practitioners with a common interest to promote new knowledge and practice of building envelope systems and technologies. https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/about-nrc