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Firm History

Building Envelope Technology & Research, Inc. (BET&R) is a quality-oriented technical consulting, design, and testing firm that specializes in the exterior of buildings, specifically roofing, waterproofing, wall cladding, fenestration, sealant, and coatings technology and other aspects of building envelope science and research.

BET&R provides high quality, thorough, building envelope consulting services customized for each repair, retrofit, or new construction project and endeavors to provide unbiased, technically rigorous assistance to benefit the project.

Building Envelope Technology & Research was established in 1997 as a professional roofing, waterproofing, and cladding consulting firm. In 1998, BET&R grew, the firm became an
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Soon after its inception, BET&R expanded its in-situ testing services to include laboratory testing, materials research and consulting, and design for other aspects of the exterior of building envelope systems, such as fenestration (e.g., window and door) systems, and the related flashings and sealants.

Our Mission

The mission of Building Envelope Technology & Research (BET&R) is to promote thorough research, technical evaluation, and complete design in an effort to facilitate quality installation of exterior cladding, fenestration, roofing, waterproofing, and flashing systems, which results in long-term cost-effective value, for buildings in North America.

BET&R also endeavors to support quality-conscious repair and/or retrofit designs and technical guidance for the correct maintenance of exterior envelope of all buildings, which are aligned with Owner’s budgets. BET&R strives to promote work that may be done in an open, honest, and fair-minded manner – through sound, thorough, technical consulting, experience-driven design, ongoing un-biased testing and research, and continuing involvement in material science and standards development.