SeaBEC Research Grant

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals for the 2020 SeaBEC Research Grant. The winner will be announced in the November 19, 2020 SeaBEC member meeting.

In 2020, SeaBEC will grant an award of $2,000 to facilitate a research project that provides relevant insights to issues related to building enclosure design or construction in the Pacific Northwest. Students, faculty, independent researchers, individuals, and design and construction firms are invited to submit research proposals for consideration.  Proposals are due on October 29, 2020

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, Sharon Libby, 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 Dan Scherber at [email protected] with any questions.

Job Openings


4EA Building Science is seeking analytical thinkers with experience or education in the building industry that have an aptitude for technical problem solving balanced by aesthetic sensitivity. The Building Science Consultant role involves project management for buildings of moderate to large size and average complexity from design through construction. A basic level of building science understanding is expected and will be further developed on the job. Collaboration will be required with other team members including architects, owners, and contractors.

 Desired Background: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or other building construction related field
  • 3-7 years experience in building science and/or building design
  • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to comprehend the scope of each project
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to organizes multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Experience collaborating with contractors, architects and consultants
  • Experience managing project and deliverable schedules
  • Effective oral and written English skills
  • Skills in AutoCAD and Revit preferred.
  • An interest in energy-related building issues, durability and building science

 Key responsibilities: 

  • Manage all aspects of assigned projects including scope, client handling, quality assurance, site and off-site work, and billing. These skills will be mentored
  • Assist with production of building enclosure details by utilizing and contributing to our detail library
  • Produce unique building envelope details for new construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Review and produce written reports and letters
  • Coordinate with and direct Project Consultants assigned to your projects
  • Manage deliverable schedules
  • Participate in collaborative design processes with architects, engineers, landscape architects and contractors
  • Ensure services are compliant with scope of work and with current 4EA company standards and procedures
  • Review submittals and RFIs. Attend sites to review ongoing work and assist with testing
  • Attend field visits periodically and produce field reports 

4EA is happy to offer competitive compensation and benefits to the right candidate.  Apply by sending cover letter and resume to [email protected] or by visiting their website 

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, Sharon Libby, at [email protected]