Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A range of informative speakers covering matters critical to building performance has been named for the Building Physics Forum 2021. Originally scheduled to take place in Brisbane, the Forum will now be held as a live-streamed virtual event on Tuesday, October 12.

“Bringing together leading industry experts from across the built environment, the Building Physics Forum represents a key plank in AIRAH’s suite of technically focused events,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “Presentations, case studies, and panel sessions will form the backbone of the forum.

“Whether they are live, live-streamed or hybrid, one thing is certain,” Gleeson adds, “and that is that AIRAH’s events will be as informative, engaging and enlightening as they’ve ever been, if not more so. This will continue to be the case with our events such as the Building Physics Forum 2021.”

As an applied science, building physics addresses several areas in constructed performance. This includes a building’s air movement, thermal performance, control of moisture, sensible and latent energy, acoustic performance, light, solar control, climate, and biology.

The first round of presentations has been announced for the Building Physics Forum 2021.

Subject matter includes: 

  • Demystifying slab-on-ground heat transfer and insulation thermal performance 
  • Passive House standard for cross-laminated timber (CLT) nearly-zero-energy-buildings (NZEB) in tropical climates
  • Greenhouse gas emissions versus building physics 
  • How dirty climate data grows mould
  • Ventilation methods to achieve a suitable airflow rate in Australian and New Zealand residential buildings
  • NCC 2022 panel session.
“Given the many important conversations being held about ventilation and air movement in dealing with COVID-19, the timing of the Building Physics Forum could not be better,” Gleeson says. “And of course, the subject of building physics encompasses an extraordinary range of factors that are critical to building performance.” 

Thanks to our Building Physics Forum 2021 sponsors:
Principal sponsor

Pro Clima