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Building Enclosure Council – National
Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS)
The Institute began publishing the bi-monthly Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS) in June 2013, through a relationship with Stamats Commercial Buildings Group. Two yearly issues, to be published in August and February, will focus primarily on building enclosure design. The remaining four issues will cover topics related to building enclosure design. JNIBS is a free subscription. To view the latest issue of JNIBS, subscribe now.
Building Envelope Design Guide (BEDG)
The Institute under guidance from the Federal Envelope Advisory Committee has developed this comprehensive guide for exterior envelope design and construction for institutional / office buildings. The BEDG is continually being improved and updated through the Building Enclosure Councils (BECs) and is located on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG).
Other Publications and Reports
Establish a BEC Chapter
If your city/region does not have a Building Enclosure Council (BEC) Chapter, consider establishing one. Each BEC is:
Each BEC has:
BEC Chairs (or delegates) will serve as:
Each BEC will:
BEC National and AIA
The coordinating committee, known as BEC-National, serves as a liaison between AIA, the Institute and its BETEC.
Contact a Council Chair for more information.