More than 3,000 affiliated architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and others with an interest in building enclosures participate in Building Enclosure Councils (BECs) around the country.
The Councils promote the exchange of information and encourage discussion on matters concerning building enclosures and related science, such as training, education, technology transfer, weather conditions and local issues and cases.
The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences and the American Institute of Architects signed an agreement to establish the BEC initiative on May 18, 2004.
Their initial goal was to have local AIA components establish at least nine BECs by May of 2007. Since then, the program has founded 26 chapters, representing both cities and states. There are currently BEC Chapters in:
We are pleased to inform you about the formation of the newest chapter of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) in Cleveland with long-term positive potential impacts on the design and construction communities at large operating in Northeast Ohio.
Representing the 27th chapter in the United States and the only such group in Ohio, BEC Cleveland is co-founded by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates and Technical Assurance, and is organized as a standing committee of the AIA Cleveland.
Building Enclosure Council (BEC) was established on a national level as an initiative of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2004.
BEC-Cleveland’s mission is to create an interdisciplinary and objective place to share knowledge and resources impacting building enclosures in the unique climatic conditions of Northeast Ohio. We are encouraging architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and anyone else with an interest in achieving higher performing and more energy-efficient buildings to join, learn, and make contributions.
Want to get involved?
Please contact us and we would be more than happy to fit you in at whatever participation level fits with you.