MSR Summer

MSR Summer    
    Summer MSR 2024

          July 10-12, 2024
          Seabird Resort
          Oceanside, California
          Apply before May 3

      

 

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The Master Specifier's Retreat (MSR) is a two-day, immersive experience that places architects, specifiers, engineers, and contractors at the forefront of building product innovation.

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Application Process

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See if you are eligible

Step 1: See if you are eligible.

Complete the eligibility form before May 3. You will be notified within one week letting you know if you qualify.  

Complete Application

Step 2: Full application.

Qualified individuals will be sent a link to the full application. You'll share more detailed information about your role in selecting or recommending specific building products.

Get your acceptance notification

Step 3: Acceptance to attend.

If you are accepted, you will receive a personal invitation end of May to attend the event.

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Applications Closed

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Schedule

Wednesday, July 10

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Arrivals/Free Time

5:00 - 7:00 PM  |  Registration Open

5:30 - 7:00 PM  |  Welcome Reception: Sponsored by  PPG Logo

Evening  |  Enjoy the evening with colleagues at the host hotel or explore the destination!

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Thursday, July 11

7:30 - 8:30 AM  |  Welcome Breakfast: Sponsored by  RIB Logo

+ 8:30 - 9:45 AM  |  Opening Education Session: Specs Roundtable

In this interactive panel discussion, we will delve into the art and science of specification writing. Industry leaders will be on hand as we explore best practices, common pitfalls, and practical strategies for developing clear and concise specifications. We’ll also discuss lines of communication to ensure project success. Come prepared to discuss, ask questions and share your thoughts and best practices!  

By the end of this session, participants will:  

  • Learn how well-crafted specifications impact the procurement process and understand the critical role specifications play in the successful completion of a project.  

  • Discuss the nuances between performance-based and prescriptive specifications. 

  • Share strategies for evaluating context, requirements, and project specifics to select the most suitable specification type for the project.

  • Understand communication preferences from the BPM to the GC to help ensure project success.

9:45 - 10:00 AM  |  AM Break

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #1-4

12:15 - 1:15 PM  |  Networking Lunch

1:30 - 3:10 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #5-7

3:10 - 3:30 PM  |  PM Break

3:30 - 4:35 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #8-9

4:35 - 6:00 PM  |  Attendee Free Time

6:00 - 8:00 PM  |  Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Friday, July 12

7:30 - 8:30 AM  |  Breakfast

+ 8:30 - 9:30 AM  |  Education Session: Karyn Beebe, P.E., LEED AP and Shahin Moinian and Sponsored by  STI Firestop

ICC Family of Solution Services: A Single Source for the Built Environment

Karyn Beebe, P.E., LEED AP
Regional Manager Government Relations, International Code Council

Shahin Moinian
EVP of Strategy and Business Development, Global, International Code Council

The International Code Council (ICC) is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training, and certification. The Code Council's codes, standards, and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable, and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide. 

The International Code Council (ICC) family of solutions includes the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), S. K. Ghosh Associates, the International Accreditation Service (IAS), General CodeICC NTAICC Community Development SolutionsAlliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR), and American Legal Publishing, which are dedicated to the construction of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. 

This session will provide an update on ICC’s code development process, highlight some of the key changes in the 2024 International Codes, and take a deeper look into ICC-ES.  An overview of the conformity assessment standards used in the past, a review of the important ISO CASCO toolbox standards, as well as the services offered by ICC-ES will be provided.

The ICC Evaluation Services helps code officials and design professionals better understand the process that goes into developing building product evaluation reports and building product listings. Understanding the evaluation process for IBC and IRC compliance helps improve the overall construction process and provides confidence when specifying or approving a building product for installation on today’s construction projects.

After completing this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Explore the changes to the 2024 International Codes, navigate the digital and print changes, and understand best practices to support their specification needs. 

  • Participate in the code development process for the 2027 International Codes upon discussing the changes to the current cycle and how members and the public can play a vital role in shaping the future code.

  • Understand how the conformity assessment process and how it can help product approval for installation.

  • Identify the pertinent elements required for the specification by the design team and acceptance of the product by the authority having jurisdiction.

9:40 - 10:45 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #10-11

10:45 - 11:00 AM  |  AM Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #12

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM  |  Open Exchange Meetings  (specifiers are encouraged to meet with BPMs they do not have scheduled appointments with.)

12:05 - 1:00 PM  |  Networking Lunch

1:10 - 2:15 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #13-14

2:15 - 2:30 PM  |  PM Break

2:30 - 3:35 PM  |  Knowledge Exchange Meeting #15-16

3:40 - 5:00 PM  |  Attendee Free Time

5:00 - 6:00 PM  |  Closing Happy Hour: Sponsored by  PPG Logo

 

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Saturday, July 15

Departures

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Featured Speakers

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Karyn Beebe, P.E., LEED AP

Regional Manager Government Relations, International Code Council

Karyn is a California licensed professional engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional with forensic investigation expertise. Prior to ICC, she worked for APA - the Engineered Wood Association, where she worked on strategic partnership development and product support across the Western U.S.

She is also past President of ICC’s San Diego Chapter and active member of the Structural Engineers Association of California as a Past Chair of the State and San Diego Sustainable Design Committees and member of the Seismology Light Frame Subcommittee. As the Government Relations Regional Manager for ICC responsible for California, Nevada, Guam, American Samoa, and Mariana Islands, she works in collaboration with chapters, members, and stakeholders to support the adoption and effective use of the International Code Council’s codes, standards, products, and services. 

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Shahin Moinian

EVP of Strategy and Business Development, Global, International Code Council

Shahin actively provides the leadership and vision necessary to ensure that the International Code Council expands its global presence successfully.

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Seabird Resort

With the sophistication and elegance of a coastal estate, The Seabird in Oceanside, CA,  embodies the Southern California oceanfront lifestyle. Rooms feature contemporary furnishings, eclectic décor, and unique artwork curated by the Oceanside Museum of Art. Many of the rooms and suites offer awe-inspiring ocean views.

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Travel Reimbursement

Many costs for this event are covered for attendees, including airfare (up to $500) plus one checked bag, ground transportation to/from the airport, hotel for three nights, and meals. This is made possible through the support of our participating BPMs.