Building Enclosure Council

*Richard Keleher has practiced architecture for 50 years, first as a project architect, then as a senior technical architect, adviser, and reviewer, and currently as a building enclosure and building science expert. Richards interest in building enclosures led him to establish the first Building Enclosure Council in the US, in May of 1997. There is now a nationwide network of 27 building enclosure councils with thousands of members meeting every month.


Technical reviews of architectural projects in all stages of design are available on a job-specific basis. Customized peer reviews for individual projects enable small to mid-sized firms to access the technical expertise that is not available in-house. Special expertise in building enclosure design is available in the following phases:

Schematic Design: Advice on recommended systems and strategies for integrated design

Design Development: Development of architectural sheet list, cartoon set, typical wall sections, typical large-scale details

Construction Documents: Review of drawings and specifications (building enclosure, properly detailed, identification of conflicts between architectural drawings and between them and other disciplines)

Construction: Assistance in review of shop drawings, mockup tests, and in establishing a field quality control program