February 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

BEC: Austin is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the exchange of information on building enclosures and related science specific to the climate of Central Texas.

Interdisciplinary:  architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and those with a stake in building enclosure performance

Exchange of information:  discussion, training, education, outreach, and awareness

Event 2017 Stucco Symposium

October 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

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Join RCI and BEC for the 2017 Stucco Symposium, a day of learning about the history, evolution, and current best practices of stucco use. The program will include several live durability demonstrations throughout the day, expert speakers, and a networking happy hour in the afternoon.

Event BEC: AUSTIN - Façade Access: Designing Buildings so the Windows Can Be Washed

September 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Façade Access: Designing Buildings so the Windows Can Be Washed

In this month's BEC meeting, Mr. David Nicastro, P.E., will explain the regulations that apply to owners and architects regarding access for window washing and maintenance; the safety and logistical challenges faced by maintenance personnel; and how to design buildings so that they can be cleaned and maintained safely during their service life.

Event BEC: AUSTIN - Panelized Air/Weather Barrier Systems: Are They the Future?

June 7, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Systems which combine sheathing with air/weather barriers have been commercially available for the last several years. What advantages do they have over independent, separately applied systems? What drawbacks do they have? A panel of manufacturer representatives and a contractor with installation experience will discuss these systems.

Event BEC: Sustainable Trends in Architectural Lighting

May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Texas adopted IECC 2015 as its statewide energy code in an initiative towards higher sustainability in late 2016. Lighting power densities have been reduced by as much as 43%, and lighting controls and daylighting are now not just good ideas but code requirements. Wondering how to rethink energy-conscious design strategies and still make your project visually compelling?