Building Enclosure Council


Do you worry about potential technical failures in your award winning designs? BEC Minnesota is a forum where interested parties can discuss and learn the most effective detailing and materials issues about exterior envelopes of commercial, institutional and residential structures. The envelope is where most failures occur. The local BEC has affiliations not only with the AIA, but also with the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), and other BEC councils where resources and knowledge are further shared.

Chair: Judd Peterson, AIA

AIA Staff Liaison: Deanna Christiansen christiansen@aia-mn.org

Meeting Date: Second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 pm

Judd Peterson, AIA, principal at Judd Allen Group, and chair of AIA Minnesota’s Building Enclosures Council, was elected Vice Chair of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

BEST 1 Conference

The first biennial Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST) conference took place June 10-12, 2008 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This international conference was organized by the national Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and hosted by our own BEC-Minnesota group. The control of moisture, indoor air quality, and the durability of buildings was addressed through continuing education sessions presenting the themes of Bugs, Mold and Rot, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and Fenestration. Visit www.thebestconference.org for details and their upcoming conference.