Building Enclosure Council - National

Building Enclosure Council – National

About the Council

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.

Their initial goal was to have local AIA components establish at least nine BECs by May of 2007. Since then, the program has founded 32 chapters, representing both cities and states. There are currently BEC Chapters in:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Charleston
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Colorado
  • Dallas
  • Detroit
  • District of Columbia
  • Houston
  • Iowa
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles
  •  Minnesota
  • Middle Tennessee
  • Nebraska
  • New York City
  • Ozark-Springfield, MO
  • Philadelphia
  • Portland
  • Research Triangle Park
  • San Antonio
  • San Francisco
  • St. Louis
  • Seattle
  • Tampa Bay
  • Utah
  • Western Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

Get Involved

Want to get involved in your local BEC? Contact the Chair of the local BEC Chapter in your region to find out about how you can participate in meetings and join your local Council.

View the BEC – National Calendar

Don't see a BEC Chapter listed for your area? If your city/region does not have a BEC Chapter yet, consider establishing one. Learn how.


To find out about local and regional BEC Chapter activities, contact your local Council Chair. To establish a new BEC Chapter, contact BEC-National Chair William Babbington or Vice Chair John Burningham. For questions relating specifically to the activities of the BEC-National coordinating committee, please contact:

Stephanie Stubbs, Assoc. AIA, PMP
Program Director

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Building Enclosure Council - National
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