Pie to Present at PLRB/LIRB 2013 Regional Adjusters Conferences

Eden Prairie, MN (April 23, 2013) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) will present at the Property Loss Research Bureau and the Liability Insurance Research Bureau (PLRB/LIRB) 2013 Regional Adjusters Conferences which include the Western, Central, and Eastern conferences. Hosted by PLRB/LIRB, the regional conferences offer progressive claims training on current property and liability issues geared towards front line adjusters, supervisors, and managers. Conferences are slated for:

Brian Erickson, P.E., RCC, will represent Pie at the conferences and speak on the topic of Emerging Trends in Building Products, Codes, and Sustainability.

Erickson’s presentation will highlight:

  • New building products and means/methods of construction
  • Review of applicable energy code and standards requirements for new construction and repairs
  • Common repair scope and cost estimating scenarios
  • Identification of strategies for handling complex losses with sustainable buildings

In the last 10 years, the public’s awareness and demand for a more sustainable, eco-friendly building environment has prompted a change in new construction and rehabilitation. New environmentally-friendly building products, energy codes, and jurisdictional requirements such as LEED® are constantly being introduced, which can also cause issues with property claims.” – Brian Erickson, Pie Principal

Erickson will co-present with Jeff Nonhof, Executive General Adjuster with Engle Martin and Associates, and Jason Cain with Blu Sky Restoration.

Related Links:
PLRB/LIRB Conference Registration

Brian-Erickson-Smle-240x300About Brian Erickson:
Brian Erickson, P.E., RCC, is an expert in building enclosure systems, waterproofing, air and moisture control, and building sciences. He has consulted on a wide array of projects across the nation, with services including technical design reviews, specialized building performance testing, forensic evaluations of failed enclosure and waterproofing systems, repair design, and project management. His project experience ranges from medical training facilities to 53-story high rise curtain wall systems.

Brian served as a primary technical advisor to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the development of the USACE Air Leakage Test Protocol and continues to serve as a consultant to the Corps on issues of air barrier testing, certification of testing agencies, and training of air barrier test witnesses.

About PLRB/LIRB:
The Property Loss Research Bureau and the Liability Insurance Research Bureau are not-for-profit associations of property and casualty insurance companies. They are located in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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