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 National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the American Institute of Architects signed an agreement to establish the BEC initiative on May 18, 2004.
Want to get involved in BEC Fort Worth? Contact Ryan McGuire.
BEC Fort Worth January Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Gardens Restaurant, Fort Worth Botanical Society 3220 Rock Springs Road Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Building Science Quality Assurance – A Changing Practice | John Runkle PE
The practice of building sciences hasexpanded way beyond water leakage and HVAC to include acoustics, fire, IAQ and many other practices that have not traditionally been at the core of building sciences. As such, quality assurance (QA) related services specific to Building Sciences have also changed dramatically as Commissioning is taking a dominant position for the QA framework with an ever expanding array of functional performance testing. This course will focus on how these
changes are impacting today’s building enclosures. We will review the state of the art in QA and predict where the industry will be going forward.
1. Review the full spectrum that comprises building sciences
2. Understand current options for enclosure related QA and QC
3. Review the enclosure commissioning process/deliverables and associated functional performance testing
4. Explore where the practice of building sciences is headed in the future.
Tuesday, September 18th. 5-8pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden. 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard
5:00-6:15: BEC Standing Intro/Why we are here
6:15: Dinner Served
6:30-8:00: Event Presentation/Air Barrier Association of America- Construction Cautions with Building Enclosures – 1.25 CEU
Building Enclosures and air barriers require care and attention to detail from the design to execution stage. With the myriad of wall configurations and choices in air barriers, insulation, and exterior cladding, not to mention the different manufacturers of these products, it can become daunting of where to start or how to ensure a high-performance enclosure. A number of key items need to be addressed both during design and the management of the construction process. These items need to be dealt with in a logical manner in a specific critical path. This presentation will review the Top 10 construction cautions with the building enclosure specific to design, pre-construction, mockup’s, field installation issues and sub-trade execution and final testing for compliance.