Mission:

The Building Enclosure Council (BEC) is a network of affiliated architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and others located in major cities across the United States. The Dallas BEC was formed to address durability, de- sign and the unique air, moisture and thermal performance challenges of building enclosures in Texas.

May Program:

Building performance modeling can identify potential risks, optimize building design, and evaluate return on an investment. Conducting building performance analysis at different phases of the design projects can help owners, architects, and engineers to make informed design decisions. Different types of building performance modeling and analyses as well as the associated benefits of building performance modeling will be discussed.  Topics discussed will include energy performance modeling, finite element thermal modeling, hydrothermal modeling, and solar reflectivity.

PRESENTER: Chris Norris, PE, PEng, LEED AP, CEI

Chris is Principal and Managing Director for Walter P Moore’s Diagnostics Group in Atlanta. With broad experience in building envelop consulting, he is also the firm-wide leader for Diagnostics’ Building Enclosure practice area. Chris’ expertise includes project management, building envelope design and third-party building design review, forensic assessments, field and laboratory testing, structural steel and concrete design, and expert consultation in litigation support. He is active in the Atlanta Chapter of the Building Enclosure Council where he serves on the board.  He earned his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Chris is a licensed professional engineer in Georgia, Delaware, Washington and Florida, and in Ontario, Canada.