Upcoming Events

February 21, 2018
OBEC Seminar
Playing with Fire: Fire Safety and the Building Envelope

March 21, 2018
OBEC Seminar
Great Expectations: A Case Study on High Performance Glazing

April 11, 2018
OBEC Seminar
Gone with the Wind: Wind and the Façade

May 9, 2018
OBEC Seminar
Welcome Home: Residential Research Highlights

May 11, 2018
OBEC Seminar
Building Envelope Systems Exam

Important Changes to the Educational Requirement of the Building Science Specialist of Ontario (BSSO) Designation

OBEC is continuously looking to improve access for all members who wish to obtain their BSSO designation. OBEC is now introducing a series of professional examinations which will allow members to demonstrate that they meet the educational requirements of the BSSO designation.  While there are a number of reasons for this change, the primary reason for developing these standardized exams is to provide opportunities for OBEC members across Ontario to achieve the BSSO designation.  To further broaden access to the educational foundation for the BSSO, OBEC is also working with colleges and universities across Ontario to provide more options for building science education in other parts of the province.  

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Video Testimonials on Becoming a BSSO

Why did you choose to become a BSSO?
How has the accreditation process prepared you to become a BSSO?
What benefits do you feel a BSSO brings to each project?

Membership Information

Membership opens the  door to so much more.

BSSO Designation

The highest level of Building Science education in the industry.

OBEC Awards

Anthony A. Woods Award Distinction for Design Distinction for Materials

Career Opportunities

Job postings relative to the building envelope industry

OBEC Events

Event calendar and upcoming events

Your world and industry changes at a ferocious pace these days. Keep up to date with all the events and goings on in your Association. OBEC has a packed calendar of high quality events scheduled each year. Find the events that may enrich your skills and knowledge by visiting the easy to use interactive calendar. See what happened at past meetings and download the material so you don't miss a thing.

Introducing OBEC Corporate Members