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Associations

BCBEC: BC Building Envelope Council
British Columbia Building Envelope Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a platform for proponents of the building industry to discuss issues and exchange information on building envelope issues.

BCBEC: List Of Canadian Building Envelope Councils
BC Building Envelope Council provides a list of provincial councils with their Web sites and contact information.

BETEC: NIBS Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council
US Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council is a National Institute of Building Sciences council focusing on the performance and interaction of building envelope components and systems and their effect on the environment.
Building Envelope Professionals

AIBC: Practice Guidelines For Building Envelope Services
Architectural Institute of BC and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC bulletin covers their understandings and agreements concerning terminology; respective roles; scope & application of Enhanced Building Envelope Services; and Joint Building Envelope Practice Points of Principle. (PDF)

APEGBC: Professional Practice Guidelines For Building Enclosure Engineering Services
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC online Professional Practice Guidelines For Building Enclosure Engineering Services set out the standards of practice that a building enclosure engineer (BEE) must generally follow and meet when providing building enclosure engineering services for building projects. (PDF)

Vancouver City: Building Envelope Professional Designation
City of Vancouver bulletin states the definition of Building Envelope Professional contained in the Vancouver Building By-law has been amended to remain consistent with the BC Supreme Court decision as follows: Building Envelope Professional means a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia or the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. 2000 (PDF)
Consultants

Aqua-Coast Engineering: BC Building Envelope Consultants
Aqua-Coast Engineering Ltd. is a consulting and inspection firm whose work and expertise are building envelope assessments and inspections, total building envelope consulting, preparation of litigation support material, and remediation supervision.

BCBEC: List Of Building Envelope Consultant Members
BC Building Envelope Council lists their members who provide consulting services, along with e-mail and Web site links. Also listed are links to member associations, product manufacturers, contractors, government, owners, and others.

Morrison Hershfield: BC Consultants On Building Envelope
Morrison Hershfield provides integrated solutions to residential, institutional, industrial and commercial clients who require reliable and cost effective systems in both new and retrofit facilities.

RDH Group: BC Building Science Consultants
RDH Building Engineering is focused on building envelope issues, and provides consulting and management services for all building envelope issues pertaining to new construction, forensic investigations, and the restoration of envelope failures.
Researchers

BCIT: Building Science Centre Of Excellence Researches Building Envelopes
BC Institute of Technology department Building Science Centre of Excellence is establishing a research capacity in building science and engineering with initial focus on building envelopes and rain control.

BRC: BCBEC Building Research Committee
The BC Building Research Committee, of the BC Building Envelope Council, identifies potential research and development needs related to the building envelope field, reviews industry concerns, and disseminate research information to the industry.

Building Science Vancouver: Research On Field Exposure Of Building Enclosures
Building Science Corporation and Balanced Solutions, with Gauvin 2000 Construction Ltd., have established a private full-scale environmental field-testing facility in Coquitlam, BC to research building enclosure moisture problems.

IRC: Canadian Research Into Next Generation Building Envelope Systems
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction is beginning to research next generation building envelope systems for residential walls and commercial roofing. The project will address barriers to wider adoption of these new envelope systems, including issues of buildability, incremental cost of labour and materials, and wall system energy performance assessment.

IRC: Research On Building Envelope & Structure
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction oversees the Building Envelope and Structure Program, with research in developing and applying technologies for the design, construction and operation of durable, energy-efficient and cost-effective envelope systems. The program has an emphasis on structural aspects of buildings, for new construction and repair or renovation.

IRC: Test Facility For Field Exposure Of Wall & Window Systems
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction has a new Field Exposure of Walls facility to characterize the heat, air and moisture response of exterior walls and windows exposed to naturally fluctuating outdoor climate and to controlled indoor conditions of temperature, relative humidity and air pressure defined by occupancy and HVAC systems.

US FPL: Moisture Protection Of Wood Sheathing On Absorptive Walls
US Forest Products Laboratory research will identify design rules and construction practices for moisture tolerant exterior walls that are sheathed with wood-based material and clad with absorptive siding material for a mixed humid climate.

Washington Univ: Hygrothermal Research Of Walls
Washington State university Laboratory is testing building material hygrothermal properties, field-testing full-scale wall samples, and evaluation using advanced computer modeling to lead to development of durable wall assemblies for wood framed construction in the challenging climate of the Pacific Northwest. (PDF)
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