The purpose of BEC – Baltimore is to bring together building professionals across a wide spectrum of disciplines in order to establish a forum for sharing ideas and experiences on building design/science. The membership will consist of architects, engineers, industrial designers, educators, constructors and other representatives in the construction industry interested in building design and the science of building performance. Members will delve into the complexities of technical design and in so doing promote and encourage discussion, education, and technology exchange, regarding local, regional, national, and global issues.
BEC – Baltimore is established as a council affiliated with AIA Baltimore and is guided by an independent local board of AIA and non-AIA members.
BEC – Baltimore works in cooperation with BETEC—the National Institute of Science and Technology Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council, and the American Institute of Architects.
BEC – Baltimore meets 9-10 times a year. Members share information regarding ongoing projects, issues, and research; sources of reliable information on design and construction practices; and lessons learned.
Meetings generally consist of presentations by industry leaders on topics related to building enclosure technology. Throughout the year tours of building projects and workshops will provide additional educational opportunities for focusing on building enclosure design.
- BEC Baltimore: Hands-On Workshop at the International Masonry Institute - 3 AIA/CES HSW LUs available. During the workshop, instructors will review four mock ups focusing on critical tie-ins at windows and parapets, restoration of steel lintels, and steel framed masonry structures. continue reading