March SeaBEC Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11:30am-1:00pm at Pyramid Brewery (1201 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134). We will host a panel discussion titled "Ventilation in Attics: To Vent or Not to Vent?" For more information and to RSVP, click hereAttendance is free for 2018 SeaBEC members. We request $10 for non-member attendance.

April SeaBEC Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm at The Mark (801 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104). Kevin Cole with Harmon, Inc. will present "Seismic Engineering for Building Cladding: The Mark." For more information, click here. Attendance is free for 2018 SeaBEC members. We request $10 for non-member attendance.

2018 SeaBEC Scholarship

Applications are due soon for SeaBEC's 2018 scholarship application for $2,000. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 27, 2018. Click here for more information and to download the application. Please contact our student outreach chair, Sharon Libby at with any questions.

2019 SeaBEC Symposium - Volunteers Needed

Our next SeaBEC Symposium is planned for Tuesday, May 14, 2019. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the planning committee. Planning sessions will be begin during the Summer of 2018. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Rob Betchel at or Nathan Seney at 

Portland BEC Symposium

The Portland BEC will hold its next symposium on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 7:30am-5:00pm at the Oregon Zoo (4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221). The symposium will focus on "Envelope Durability." For more information, click here. 

Our Mission

The Seattle Building Enclosure Council  (SeaBEC) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the pursuit of excellence in the design, construction, or other technical aspects of the building enclosure. We investigate why buildings fail, explore cures for building enclosure failure, and share information on materials and methods to promote better building science.