Opportunities

SeaBEC Research Grant

2021 Winners to be announced shortly!

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 our Education Chair, Amanda Prot, at [email protected] for consideration. 

Speaker presentations should address technical aspects of the building envelope industry in an open discussion format and support the SeaBEC Philosphy of better building science practices through the sharing of information. SeaBEC, as a not for profit organization, has no opinion nor do we endorse, promote, or specify any products or systems. Therefore, presentations may not be product specific. 

SeaBEC Refreshment 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 are $400 and help us cover the cost of meeting refreshments. 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.  

 

SeaBEC is now on LinkedIn.  Please visit our page and become a member of our LinkedIn group. Watch the page for upcoming events and share your feedback on our meetings and presentations. Please contact Grace Wong at [email protected] with any questions.
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Seattle-Building-Enclosure-Council-6781736/about 

Job Openings

Morrison Hershfield - BUILDING SCIENCE CONSULTANT - SEATTLE  *NEW*

Morrison Hershfield is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering and management firm located throughout the US and Canada. We are a dynamic, employee-owned, team-oriented firm with a diverse project list that ensures you will be working on exciting, high-profile and challenging projects. For more than 75 years, the people at Morrison Hershfield have been the leading force behind our continuous growth and the expansion of our services.

You're creative, client-oriented and interested in working with a team of technical experts who deliver value through building science consulting services. You're looking for your ideas to be valued, learn new skills and impact the communities you live and work in. Looks like Morrison Hershfield has the perfect opportunity for you!

Kick-start your career at an organization that is proud to be a home for people committed to making a difference. You will have an opportunity to learn your craft, work on a variety of projects that range from low to hundreds of thousands in fees, develop client relationships with industry leaders and stay inspired every day through practical design and field work. Don't miss out on an opportunity to further your career and have a positive impact on your community. Apply today!

Our Building Specialty Services (BSS) group considered a leader in our industry and is one of the fastest growing service offerings at our organization that includes a diverse mix of professionals with practical design, field, and industry research and product development expertise. This group is able to seek the best projects with the best clients because they deliver tools that empower designers to create high-performing buildings without compromising budget or function.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of plans, designs, calculations, analyses in accordance with established codes, standards, drawings, and other specifications
  • Assist with building envelope design, envelope commissioning and condition assessments for clients with both high rise and low rise buildings
  • Testing procedures and long term monitoring and development of remedial measures to correct building performance problems including a strong emphasis on the interaction of the building and mechanical systems
  • Analysis and interpretation of heat, air and moisture flow through building envelope systems
  • Prepares/assists to prepare engineering documents, schedules or reports, as assigned
  • Conducting preliminary studies required to formulate, determine and evaluate design criteria for engineering work
  • Liaising with clients, contractors and authorities
  • Performing field reviews of building envelope construction on both new construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Perform other duties associated with working in a professional engineering environment

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Architecture or Structural/Mechanical/Civil Engineering or Construction related fields
  • Certifications and experience in-lieu of bachelor's degree in direct relevant fields and disciplines will be considered.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD is desirable
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the ability to effectively prioritize
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a strong customer service commitment
  • Strong relationship/interpersonal skills required
  • Construction review experience a plus
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle

Work authorization

United States

Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

This is a full-time salaried position; with competitive compensation and benefits.  

Email your resume and salary requirements to [email protected]  Please include a portfolio of your work if available.  

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Morrison Hershfield - JUNIOR BUILDING SCIENCE CONSULTANT - SEATTLE  *NEW* 

Morrison Hershfield is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering and management firm located throughout the US and Canada. We are a dynamic, employee-owned, team-oriented firm with a diverse project list that ensures you will be working on exciting, high-profile and challenging projects.

 For more than 75 years, the people at Morrison Hershfield have been the leading force behind our continuous growth and the expansion of our services.

You're creative, client-oriented and interested in working with a team of technical experts who deliver value through building science consulting services. You're looking for your ideas to be valued, learn new skills and impact the communities you live and work in. Looks like Morrison Hershfield has the perfect opportunity for you!

Kick-start your career at an organization that is proud to be a home for people committed to making a difference. You will have an opportunity to learn your craft, work on a variety of projects that range from low to hundreds of thousands in fees, develop client relationships with industry leaders and stay inspired every day through practical design and field work. Don't miss out on an opportunity to further your career and have a positive impact on your community. Apply today!

Our Building Specialty Services (BSS) group considered a leader in our industry and is one of the fastest growing service offerings at our organization that includes a diverse mix of professionals with practical design, field, and industry research and product development expertise. This group is able to seek the best projects with the best clients because they deliver tools that empower designers to create high performing buildings without compromising budget or function.

We are currently seeking a Junior Building Science Consultant Co-op/Intern for our Seattle office.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake field review of both new construction and rehabilitation projects to confirm that the construction of the building envelope assemblies is proceeding in accordance with approved mock-ups and design documents
  • Prepare site visit reports to generate Action Lists of outstanding deficiencies and track their resolution
  • Undertake preliminary review of previously submitted drawing set to confirm the extent to which our previous comments have been incorporated
  • Attend client meeting with Senior Tech staff and write meeting memo documenting discussion around building envelope
  • Undertake field testing of selected elements of building envelope assemblies to confirm compliance with specified performance standards (primarily water infiltration and air leakage) and prepare reports outlining results of these tests
  • Interface with architects, general contractors and sub-trades
  • Review submittals form sub-trades
  • Assist in field work associated with assessment of existing buildings and the preparation of building envelope assessment reports

Qualifications:

  • Currently in a degree in Architecture or Structural/Mechanical/Civil Engineering or Construction related fields
  • Certifications and experience in-lieu of bachelor's degree in direct relevant fields and disciplines will be considered.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD is desirable
  • Ability to handle multiple projects with the ability to effectively prioritize
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a strong customer service commitment
  • Strong relationship/interpersonal skills required
  • Construction review experience a plus
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle 

If you are a SeaBEC member and have an opening at your company that you would like posted, please contact Jeff Dideon at [email protected]. Posting is a free service to our members for the first 30 days and can be extended for an additional 60 days for a small fee. 

Student Internships

Several companies within SeaBEC often hire students pursuing architecture, engineering, or construction management degrees as summer interns. Internships provides great practical experience and exposure to working in the building envelope field. If you are interested in a student internship, contact our student outreach chair, Bill Thordarson, at [email protected]