Call for presentations
Dates and venue

Major sponsor

Supporting sponsors



Conference overview

Building physics addresses several different areas in building performance, including air movement, thermal performance, control of moisture, ambient energy, acoustics, light, climate, and biology. 

AIRAH’s inaugural Building Physics Forum will focus on air movement, thermal performance, and the control of moisture across building envelopes.  

The intention of the Building Physics Forum is to explore ways of controlling these flows across a building’s fundamental architectural elements and assemblies. Controlling these flows across the building envelope can deliver better indoor and outdoor environmental quality, thereby improving the comfort, wellness, and performance of people. 

Controlling flows can significantly affect how building HVAC systems are considered, selected, designed, and operated. Building envelopes designed to control flows also reduces the risks of building envelope accelerated decay or failure.  



Note: early bird prices close on May 22.

 Cost      Member     Non-member
Forum early-bird rate    $295     $395
Forum registration (after early bird)             $330     $440
 Student*    $195    $295

*Must provide evidence of full-time study. Please send copy of student card and/or a copy of your current student enrolment to conferences@airah.org.au 

Call for presentations

AIRAH’s Building Physics Forum will be held in Brisbane on June 15, 2017. The technical organising committee is now calling for abstracts on an array of subjects, including but not limited to: 
  • Basics of the building envelope
  • Thermal bridging
  • Thermally broken façades
  • Thermal resilience case studies
  • Air tightness
  • Mould/humidity/IAQ case studies
  • Human comfort and building health
  • Linking design, building fabric, and HVAC systems
  • Building and architect challenges – failures and lessons learnt
  • Latest research
  • Suggest a building physics panel discussion 
Once an abstract is approved by the technical committee, speakers will then be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation before the conference. All submissions must also include a 100-word author biography and high-resolution author photo. Abstracts should be emailed to AIRAH by Friday, March 17.    


Conference information


Dates: Thursday, June 15
Location: Brisbane


Stamford Plaza Brisbane
39 Edward Street (Corner of Edward and Margaret
Grand Ballroom
Brisbane 4000



Sponsorship opportunities for the Building Physics Forum are now available. Contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email sponsorship@airah.org.au to be sent information on the sponsorship packages.

Conference committees

Technical organising committee

Jesse Clarke, M.AIRAH, CSR Building Products Limited
Sonia Holzheimer, M.AIRAH, SEQUAL Consulting
Tim Law, Affil.AIRAH, University of Tasmania
Chris Nunn, Affil.AIRAH, AMP Capital
Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH, Atelier Ten

Organising committee

Emily McLaughlin, AIRAH
Brendan Pejkovic, AIRAH


For further information about the Building Physics Forum 2017 please contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email conferences@airah.org.au