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BEC: Austin Committee Meeting

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


February 7
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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BEC: Austin
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AIA Austin
801 W 12th St
Austin, TX 78701
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Join BEC: Austin for their monthly meeting featuring a presentation and lunch. Thank you to our lunch sponsor for the February meeting, Huber Engineered Woods / Zip, AdvanTech, Exacor .


*Please be advised that BEC:Austin member pricing for CE credit will increase to $10 this month.

Problems Curtains Can’t Hide: Selecting Appropriate Windows for your Projects

Presented by Matt Carlton, Unit Manager and Principal at WJE

Unfortunately, windows and doors in single-family, multi-family, and light commercial applications often leak. The consequences can be significant for the occupants, builders, and designers. The causes vary, but often, the rating of the selected window product simply does not meet the project demands or expectations. This presentation explains how manufactured window and door units resist wind pressure (structurally), as well as water penetration and air leakage. It also explains how window products are tested, rated, and certified, and applicable code requirements.

Learning objectives:

  1. Definitions and naming conventions related to manufactured window products.
  2. Critical performance aspects of windows related to:
    1. Structural attachment
    2. Water and air leakage
  3. How windows are tested, rated, and certified
  4. Selecting windows for specific projects based on their certification
  5. Codes and standards that apply to manufactured window products.



Matt Carlton

Mr. Carlton is a Unit Manager and Principal in WJE’s Austin, Texas office with 29 years of experience in assessment and repair design for a wide variety of structural and architectural materials and systems. Over his career, he has investigated hundreds of building envelope-related problems.  He has served as a consultant and the designer of record for building envelope repairs, complete re-cladding projects, and new building envelopes.  He has also performed peer reviews and building envelope commissioning on several projects.  In addition to being a Professional Engineer in seven states, Mr. Carlton helped start the Austin Chapter of the Building Enclosure Council, is a past president of the Austin Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas, and serves on ASTM Committee C11. He also serves on WJE’s Board of Directors.

BEC: Austin is an interdisciplinary organization that promotes the exchange of information on building enclosures and related science specific to the climate of Central Texas.

Interdisciplinary: architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, consultants, facility managers, code officials, educators, manufacturers, and those with a stake in building enclosure performance

Exchange of information: discussion, training, education, outreach, and awareness

Building enclosures and related science: energy-efficiency, moisture control, indoor air quality, longevity, and durability

BEC: Austin typically meets the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm. To receive reminders, please sign up for the BEC mailing list here.
2024 BEC: Austin Committee
Chair: Keith Simon, FAIA
AIA Austin staff liaison: Julia Brown