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The Minnesota Building Enclosure Council was founded in 2005 as a local chapter of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC).  The BEC is a national initiative of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Our Mission

The Minnesota Building Enclosure Council is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization of architects, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, contractors, building officials, developers, owners, facility managers, educators, students, and other interested individuals with a common interest in promoting high-performing building enclosures.  The intent is to provide a means by which all those with an interest in building enclosures of commercial, institutional, and residential structures, and the related building science, can discuss common issues, obtain information, discuss local issues, and otherwise address subjects relating to high-performing building enclosures.

Our purpose is to:

  • Promote and conduct discussion, training, education, technology transfer, non-partisan research, and the exchange of information about local issues, case studies, climate considerations, material science, design, quality practices, and all matters concerning the building enclosure and the related science;
  • Initiate and promote cross-disciplinary and cross-responsibility dialogue laterally between professions and vertically among researchers, government, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators, contractors, building operators, developers, insurers, and others with an interest in the building enclosure; and
  • Facilitate improvements with respect to process, namely, inspection, commissioning, approvals, codes, regulations, standards, quality control, liability matters, and the like for matters that affect the building enclosure.


BEC Minnesota meets each month September – May.  At these meetings, members and guests share highly relevant information and innovative ideas on design and construction practices, research, and case studies.

BEC Minnesota welcomes non-members and guests at our monthly meetings & socials at no charge. We also encourage all interested individuals to subscribe to our free email list to stay up to date on our local and national events.