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Building Efficiency TAC

Student Engagement

Students can get involved in BETAC through various avenues that offer hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to contribute to real-world projects in the building industry. One way for students to engage with BETAC is through internships or co-op placements, where they can work alongside industry professionals and researchers on projects related to building envelope design, construction, and testing.

Additionally, BETAC may offer research assistant positions to students interested in conducting research on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainable building materials, and innovative construction techniques. These positions provide students with valuable experience in conducting experiments, collecting data, and analyzing results under the guidance of experienced mentors.

Moreover, students can participate in student-led projects or competitions organized by BETAC. These projects may involve designing and constructing prototypes of energy-efficient building components or assemblies, such as insulated panels, windows, or roofing systems. Students can apply their creativity and problem-solving skills to address real-world challenges faced by the building industry, while also gaining practical experience in project management and teamwork.

Furthermore, BETAC may collaborate with academic programs at RRC Polytech to offer courses or workshops that incorporate hands-on learning opportunities related to building envelope design and construction. Students enrolled in these courses can learn from industry experts, participate in field trips to construction sites or testing facilities, and gain practical skills that are directly applicable to their future careers in the building industry.

Overall, getting involved in BETAC at RRC Polytech offers students the chance to gain valuable experience, expand their knowledge of building envelope technologies, and make meaningful contributions to the advancement of sustainable and energy-efficient building practices. Whether through internships, research opportunities, student projects, or academic courses, students have numerous avenues to engage with BETAC and become active participants in the ongoing innovation and improvement of the building industry.

BETAC values diversity and actively seeks to hire students from various disciplines, not solely limited to engineering or building backgrounds. Embracing interdisciplinary hiring practices brings a multitude of benefits to BETAC and the building industry as a whole.

By assembling teams with diverse academic backgrounds, including fields such as instrumentation and mechanical engineering, nursing, architecture, environmental science, business, and design BETAC fosters a rich environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation. This approach encourages fresh perspectives, fosters creative problem-solving, and promotes the integration of different knowledge domains, leading to more holistic solutions to complex challenges in building envelope design and construction.

Furthermore, interdisciplinary teams are better equipped to address the multifaceted nature of sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings, considering not only technical aspects but also factors such as user experience, community impact, and economic feasibility.

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