November 9, 2023 - OBEC News

OBEC - Call for Volunteers

Are you interested in joining one of OBEC’s Committees?

The Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) has been bridging the gaps amongst the architectural, engineering, research, manufacturers, and construction communities since 1987. OBEC addresses today's challenges facing building performance and sustainability. 

Your OBEC Board of Directors has reorganized our committees to better align our objectives. Please review the committee objectives below and if you feel you would be an asset to participate on one of the committees, please let us know.

If you would like to get involved, please email info@obec.on.ca indicating which committee you would be interested in participating on.

Membership & Outreach

Roles & Responsibilities
The Membership & Outreach Committee is responsible for monitoring and implementing means to increase size and diversity of membership; increase and strengthen academic ties and collaborate with likeminded organizations.

Codes & Standards Committee

Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe OBEC Codes & Standards Committee is responsible for ensuring OBEC is updated regularly on developments in building codes and promotes the Council as the expert on codes as they apply to building science.

Sponsorship Committee

Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe OBEC Sponsorship Committee is responsible for soliciting and accepting sponsorship for events, programs and operations within the terms outlined in their Policies. Sponsorship is deemed a desirable form of revenue diversification which allows OBEC to keep membership dues low and event fees affordable while contributing to the operational funds of the organization.

Events & Awards Committee

Roles & Responsibilities
The OBEC Events & Awards Committee is responsible for overseeing OBEC’s events and awards program. The committee provides support in the areas of location selection, logistics, volunteers, and programs. The committee sets guidelines and processes, and recommends winners to the OBEC Board of Directors for approval for the following awards:

Education Committee

Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe OBEC Education Committee is responsible to ensure OBEC and the BSSB work hand in hand to promote the BSS designation and to help develop and administer education programs in building science for the benefit of the building envelope/science community.

Communications & Social Media Committee

Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe Communications & Social Media Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of OBEC’s biannual magazine “Pushing the Envelope” (PTE), as well as highlighting and posting relevant information from other OBEC committees onto OBEC’s social media sites. The committee also provides input regarding other forms of communication such as e-blasts and emails sent to the OBEC membership. The Communications and Social Media Committee is the avenue through which OBEC communicates to its members and beyond.

Student Chapters & Scholarship Committee

Roles & Responsibilities
The Student Chapters & Scholarships Committee is responsible for setting guidelines and process, and recommending winners to the OBEC Board of Directors for approval, for the following scholarships:

The Student Chapters & Scholarships Committee will liaise with Colleges and Universities to engage students in the fields of building science to create local chapters to expand their knowledge of building science, gain leadership experience and network with industry leaders.