2017 - 2018 Membership

September 2017

Dear Portland BEC Members,

The kids are back to school, now it’s our turn! Although we are starting a little later than usual, the new BEC education year is now upon us with another season of monthly educational meetings starting in September and running through to our full-day Symposium on June 5, 2018. We felt last year was a successful year for us in terms of providing valuable educational opportunities for our members and hopefully you felt the same. The attendance at our monthly meetings continues to increase year after year and we're looking forward to bringing you a more varied array of speakers both locally and nationally. This is in line with our mission to provide building enclosure awareness and education to our community, and spur thought and conversation on a wide range of current topics related to enclosures.

This year, we will continue to hold the meetings at the Mercy Corps Building. We have lined up a new series of lectures which we believe will meet your interest and your continuing education needs. We also welcome you to suggest any other topic of interest by logging onto our website and filling out a course survey form. We want to hear from you, so if you have a topic of interest, please suggest it!

Our season kicks off on WEDNESDAY, September 27, 2017 (note the different day of week) with Dr. Joe Lstiburek from Building Science Corporation speaking about two separate topics: the Grenfell Tower fire and how it relates to how we build here in the US, and the stucco failures that have prompted the filing of billions of dollars in litigation cases in the last 12 months. Please note he will be speaking for two hours (12pm-2pm), so please plan your time accordingly if you want to hear it all.

As you know, the Portland BEC is a Non-Profit organization and we are officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS. The organization relies on your membership dues to pay for its operational costs such as room rental, insurance and expenses for out-of-state speakers. Please take the time to pay your membership dues. We are very thankful for your continued support and participation.

The membership renewal rates for 2017 - 2018 are as follows:

Membership Type Cost
Corporate $150.00 per year (allows unlimited attendees)
Individual $50.00 per year (about $5.00 per lunch seminar)
Student $25.00 per year

To pay online with PayPal please use the form below.
Please indicate the company or individual name under the Registered Name field

Membership Type
Registered Name

You may also print out and mail in this form or bring a check with the form to a meeting.

We hope you have enjoyed the programs provided over the past several years and ask that you formally join the Portland BEC Chapter to help build and grow the Chapter well into the future

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting.

Ken Roko, AIA
President, Portland BEC