Wollongong to host the second AIRAH Building Physics Forum 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Following the tremendous success of the 2017 Building Physics Forum, AIRAH is running a two-day event this year that will continue to investigate and focus on air movement, thermal performance, and the control of moisture across building envelopes. AIRAH’s Building Physics Forum will be held in Wollongong over November 22–23. 

The Forum’s organising committee is now calling for abstracts.

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

“Controlling flows can significantly affect how building HVAC systems are considered, selected, designed, and operated. Effective envelope designs also reduce the risk of accelerated decay or failure.”

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 
  • Building physics panel discussion or workshop (suggestions welcome).
By submitting an abstract, speakers are also agreeing to submit a PowerPoint presentation before the forum should their application be successful. The committee has the final say on accepted presentations. All submissions must include a 300-word abstract, a 100-word condensed abstract, 100-word biography and high-resolution author photo. 

Abstracts should be emailed to conferences@airah.org.au by Friday, June 29. 

For more information about the forum, go to www.airah.org.au/BuildingPhysicsForum.