On behalf of the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), welcome to our website.
I am honoured to begin my term as BCBEC President. Since joining the BCBEC Board of Directors in 2014, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many incredible people who share a similar interest and passion to continuously improve our industry.
Precipitated by the Leaky Condo Crisis, BCBEC was created as a forum to educate, share, engage, and inspire the residential construction industry to do better. Knowledge, vision, insight, and experience will only benefit everyone if it is shared. Today, we are looking at a more sustainable future as the industry is evolving to meet the challenges of climate change. The building codes and regulatory bodies are promoting Climate Action Plans to help the industry move towards reducing our carbon pollution and fossil fuel dependency.
Our industry has evolved our practices in managing moisture, enhancing durability, improving occupant comfort, reducing energy demand; and now to considerations in limiting greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing embodied energy, and improving resiliency. This is a challenge the building science community is embracing.
With a membership comprised of design professionals, manufacturers, contractors, educators, associations, members of government, and regulatory bodies, BCBEC provides a platform to promote the pursuit of excellence in building science. Our events include monthly luncheons, half-day seminars, and our annual AGM & Conference.
Our 2021 AGM & Conference “Building Re-Imagined” held in October as a half-day online event was a great success and was well attended by our members. As the COVID-19 restrictions ease, we are planning to return to our full-day conference at the JW Marriot Parq hotel in the fall.
BCBEC’s magazine, Elements, provides current and relevant information for our industry. Our Building Research Committee (BRC) meets twice a year with the mandate to facilitate research into building envelope problems experienced in the coastal climate of British Columbia.
As a non-profit organization, our Education Foundation creates a legacy for the education and training of those pursuing a career in our industry. The Foundation continues to provide a positive and permanent opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders.
BCBEC would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Board of Directors, industry partners such as BC Housing, and the continued support of our membership, and volunteers.
For 2022, We are hoping to start having our events in person and the opportunity to interact with our members. I wish you all health and safety as we look forward to a great year ahead. Please feel free to leave your feedback and comments.