• Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists


Our mission is to employ experienced, hard-working and dedicated professionals to achieve project success through foresight, attention to details, and extensive planning while listening to the needs of our clients in order to produce an exceptional end product that is technically superior yet practical in a timely manner and at competitive fees.

We strive to be the leading national engineering and waterproofing consultant for every facet of the building envelope.


BECS believes in family and work shouldn’t be an exception. We strive to challenge ourselves with new innovation and goals, creating new ideas, and custom solutions to help our clients. We encourage our staff to never quit learning, to be proactive in their communities, and to share ideas. We set our culture to be free from bureaucracy and needless corporate culture. We are one team working together to succeed.


In 2012, our Principal, Steven Turner, P.E., founded Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists with the goal of providing engineering solutions to Clients on both a personal and professional level while maintaining a steadfast dedication to family. He believed that honesty, quality, and innovation should be the anchor of business. Since then, these beliefs guided all of our projects and services as the company has grown.


Humble beginnings

BECS is founded in Steve Turner’s basement after deciding that there was a need for an engineering firm that puts customers first, a firm that developed customized solutions to solve their problems – not off the shelf design.

BECS Opens DC Office

BECS started to outgrow its humble beginnings. Through hard work and excellent service, there was a need to bring on more staff. BECS then opened its first commercial office to service the District and neighboring communities.

BECS Expands to Baltimore

When BECS brought on Mark Howell, a recognized building envelope expert, more projects began to come from Baltimore. We soon realized that we needed to expand and open our Baltimore Office.

Opening of Two New Offices

2017 proved to be a year of growth for BECS. We opened our Raleigh Branch at the beginning of the year and soon after, we hired Steven Bentz, P.E., R.B.E.C., one of the most industry influencing engineers in the county, to launch our Virginia office.

BECS Labs is Born

In 2018, BECS hired JP McDonald. JP is a subject matter expert in testing and building performance. With his guidance, BECS decided to launch BECS Labs, our new and innovative architectural testing division.

BECS Opens Pittsburgh Office

BECS has consistently provided expert building envelope and engineering services to some of the most recognizable buildings in the Steel City. To continue and expand our services, BECS officially launched our Pittsburgh Location in January 2020.
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