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April 2021 SeaBEC Meeting Will Be Presented Online via Zoom!  

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All SeaBEC Members and guests are welcome. There is no attendance fee for this 2021 SeaBEC meeting. 

Date
Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Schedule

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm
SeaBEC Business + Announcements

5:40 pm - 7:00 pm 
Speaker Presentation and Q&A


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Window/Curtain Wall/Skylight Condensation - Problems & Solutions    

 Sean O'Brien is a Senior Principal and had of the Building Technology group in the NYC office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), a national building design and consulting firm. Mr. O'Brien specializes in building science and building envelope performance. Sean has investigated and designed repairs for a wide variety of building types. He is a frequent presenter on the topic of building enclosures and has over 50 industry publications on related topics. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and is a licensed professional engineer in 16 states. He is a member of ASHRAE, the NYC AIA chapter, and co-chair of the NYC Building Enclosure Council.  Sean will present on Window/Curtain Wall/ Skylight Condensation - Problems & Solutions. 

This presentation is approved for 1 hour of AIA continuing education credits.

National Institute of Building Sciences - BESTFEST

Please join others in the industry on Wednesday, April 28, 12:00pm-4:00pm EST for BESTFEST.  

Description: 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, building enclosures have received closer scrutiny, with everyone from consumers to building professionals to local and federal government, wanting to know more about their technologies and performance.

The BESTfest seminar brings together industry leaders and experts to discuss how the Building Enclosure Science & Technology field has changed since COVID-19 shook the world. 

This four-hour virtual program is brought to you by the National Institute of Building Sciences’ (NIBS), Building Environment Technology & Environment Council (BETEC), alongside the Building Enclosure Council (BECx) chapter networks.

Building enclosures are expected to be durable and provide a degree of environmental separation. They increasingly must focus on energy efficiency, daylighting, indoor air quality, fire safety, thermal comfort, and carbon footprint. Now, there’s a need to explicitly ensure these performance objectives are fully defined in the planning and design stage and efficiently executed through construction and operations.

As construction technology has become more complex and standards are more demanding, now is the time to hold a broader conversation on innovations in the field. Our panel will discuss changes in materials and methods that have resulted from the latest technology advancements. Please join us as we continue on the shared mission of BETEC and the BEC Chapters to transform the vision of building enclosure design into the built form. 

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Spring 2021 SeaBEC Meetings 

Our goal at SeaBEC is to bring you technically excellent and timely educational content at every member meeting. We will continue our virtual education series through April, May, and June this year and will not be hosting a May sympoisum. We look forward to connecting with you virtually at our regular member meetings!

2021 Membership Renewals 

Your support of SeaBEC is greatly appreciated and helps us continue to bring you high quality educational programs. Click here to renew your membership or join as a new member for 2021. Membership is a great value at only $50 per year. All memberships run January 1st through December 31st.

WSU Spring Career Fair

The Washington State University School of Design and Construction will be hosting a virtual career fair on Thursday, March 18. More information can be found through the links below:

For exhibitors: WSU SDC Career Fair – Virtual | School of Design + Construction | Washington State University

For students: Design Career Fair | School of Design + Construction | Washington State University (wsu.edu)

Wagdy Anis Symposium on Building Science 2021

- Call for Abstracts

The Boston BEC has issued a call for abstracts for their 2021 Wagdy Anis Symposium on Building Science, scheduled for September 23, 2021. Abstract are due on April 16, 2021. For more information, visit the Boston BEC website below:

Boston Society for Architecture | Wagdy Anis Symposium on Building… (architects.org) 

SeaBEC Speakers

SeaBEC is always looking for technical speakers for both our monthly meetings and symposium (held every other year). If you have a technical topic, research project, or case study that you would like to share with the SeaBEC membership, please contact Amanda Prot at [email protected] for consideration. 

SeaBEC Member Meeting Sponsors

If you and/or your company would like to sponsor a SeaBEC member meeting, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Joel Thornburg at [email protected] for open dates.

Monthly meeting sponsorships help us cover the cost of in-person meeting refreshments, or the cost of running remote meetings. Sponsors may distribute product and/or system specific literature, samples, contact information; receive a public introduction and be permitted five minutes for a "quick pitch" of their product or system.