Building Envelope Technology Access Centre

Red River College of Applied Arts Science and Technology, Winnipeg, Manitoba
What the facility does

Services the building industry by addressing the challenges in designing and constructing a durable, energy-efficient building envelope in Manitoba’s unique climate

Area(s) of Expertise

The Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC) enables organizations in the building construction industry to access Red River College’s capability, equipment, assets and expertise. BETAC’s services address the inherent challenges with designing and constructing a durable, energy efficient building envelope in Manitoba’s unique climate. BETAC specializes in building construction for institutional and commercial buildings that includes: airtightness, envelope test methods, envelope testing, and building commissioning.

Research Services
  • 3D design and rapid prototyping
  • Automation
  • Concept ideation, validation and design review
  • Consumer focus groups
  • Corporate on-site and in-house training
  • Cost avoidance
  • Customized technology demonstrations
  • Design services
  • Field trials/simulation
  • Interactive workshops
  • Literature reviews
  • Manufacturing process design and development
  • Open houses-facility and personnel
  • Process optimization
  • Product design and development
  • Project management
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Rental of space and equipment
  • Retail product label and packaging review
  • Reverse engineering
  • Sample analysis and testing
  • Workflow consultation
  • Technology validation and transfer
Sectors of Application
  • Clean technology
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Education
  • Environmental technologies and related services


Building envelope sensors—temperature, moisture, relative humidity, heat flux

Field site product demonstration

Industry-specific events and symposia

Miscellaneous building envelope diagnostic tools-mini-lab for window and door testing in field; infrared thermography cameras; video borescope for wall investigations; moisture meters

Participation at trade shows and other venues with or on behalf of partners

Rental of space and equipment

Seminars and workshops