On behalf of the board of directors of BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), it gives me great pleasure and excitement to introduce to you our new website. When we were preparing to host the 15th Canadian Building Science and Technology conference (CCBST), the board of directors agreed that our website needed a facelift. Our objective for the new website was to give the website a more modern appearance, while simplifying navigation to the up-to-date content and resources that our viewership was looking for. The updated site is more user friendly to assist us in achieving our goal of sharing knowledge related to the building science industry.
BCBEC was registered under the societies act in 1990 and the goal of our organization since inception has been to provide a platform to promote the pursuit of excellence in the field of Building Science. The organization evolved as a result of individuals that wanted to create a forum to exchange ideas, share the knowledge and educate the industry. Our membership comprises of design professionals, manufacturers, contractors, educators, associations, members of government and regulatory bodies, and others that want to pursue better understanding of the building science design and research. Our board of directors are essentially members from the industry who are dedicated and willing to volunteer their time to facilitate the objectives of the organization.
Our one day AGM and conference, which is typically held in September, has been the hallmark function of our organization since inception. We also organize monthly luncheons which have been very well attended. We have recently started organizing half day workshops in collaboration with BC Housing which is typically held in February. We have also been organizing events with AIBC and EGBC (previously APEGBC). In Spring of 2015, we launched our own magazine titled BCBEC Elements. Building Research Committee (BRC) is an active committee of BCBEC that meets twice a year with a mandate to facilitate research into building envelope problems experienced in the coastal climate of British Columbia.
We hope you find our new site easy to navigate and resourceful. I would like to thank Kurtis Topping, BCBEC director, for taking the lead on revamping the website. Please feel free to drop in your feedback or comments.
Shakir Rashid, P.Eng.