Join BEC of IN for our Spring Education Presentation. REGISTER HERE

When: Thursday May 4th

Registration: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Presentation: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: The Anchor Training Room at Lakefront Properties – 9345 Delegates Row Indianapolis, IN 46240

Presentation: Design Challenges of Incorporating a Contemporary Rainscreen System to Address Water Intrusion

Presenter: Bryan Rouse, Associate Principal – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Presentation Description:

Completed in 1963, the United State Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel is hailed as one of the premiere examples of modernist architecture. Designed by Walter Netsch of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the iconic structure is a mixture colored glass and aluminum. It has been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ National Twenty-five Year Award, it is a National Historic Landmark, and it holds the distinction of the most visited man-made structure in Colorado.

But for all its wonder, the Chapel has suffered from water intrusion since before it was officially opened. After decades of repair campaigns aimed at the symptoms, the Air Force recently undertook the monumental task of addressing underlying and persistent issues with the building’s enclosure.

Currently in construction, the design process took almost 3-years. In the case study that will be presented, the audience will be taken through the design challenges of incorporating a contemporary rainscreen system while replicating the existing aluminum cladding and the implementation of a full-scale mock-up DURING the design phase.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the causes of water leakage problems
  2. Analyze the Chapel reclad design and water management
  3. Describe the process of constructing a design-phase laboratory performance mock-up with custom assemblies
  4. Evaluate lessons learned from the mock-up construction and testing

Attendees will be able to earn 2 AIA-CES Credits for attending the spring event presentation.

Attendees will be provided a continental breakfast and coffee.



Coordinating the Building Enclosure:
Guide to Effective Pre-Construction Meetings


Download the BEC Meeting Guide | Download the BEC Meeting Guide Supplemental

Presentation Description:
Coordinating the Building Enclosure is critical to designing and constructing high-performance, resilient structures. The risk of failure is high if the details are not coordinated, and the responsibility for coordination is often unclear. To start the coordination discussion, many firms in the industry have begun hosting “Preconstruction Meetings” or “Building Enclosure Coordination Meetings” to bring together all the experience and expertise of the design and construction teams to coordinate and finalize the details. BEC Indiana believes hosting this meeting is a best practice and is excited to announce the release of our “Building Enclosure Coordination (BEC) Meeting Guide” (Insert Link to Doc) as a tool for our local industry. This technical presentation will discuss why coordination of the building enclosure is important and will conclude with a detailed review and explanation of the BEC Meeting Guide.

Download the BEC Indiana Building Enclosure Coordination (BEC) Meeting Guide: Here!

Download the BEC Indiana Building Enclosure Coordination Meeting Guide Supplemental: Here!

When: February 9th, 2023 – 8am to 10:30am
River Road II Office Building (River Road Conference Center – 1st Floor)
9045 River Road, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Cost: $15 per attendee
Event Schedule:
8:00-8:30 – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30-8:45 – Welcome & Introductions
8:45-9:30 – Presentation: Coordinating the Building Enclosure
9:30-9:45 – Break
9:30-9:45 – Instructor Lead Walk-Through: Building Enclosure Coordination Meeting Guide

Download the BEC Meeting Guide | Download the BEC Meeting Guide Supplemental


Holiday Social with CSI Indiana

Date and Time: December 6, 2022 – 6pm to 9pm


Sugar Creek Winery
1111 W. Main Street, #165
Carmel, Indiana


Come mingle and celebrate the holidays with BEC Indiana and CSI Indiana Members.

Event will include wine tasting and heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the event, a holiday raffle drawing, and festive desserts snacks.

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