Call for speakers

AIRAH’s Building Physics forum will be held in Melbourne from October 23–24, 2019. The technical organising committee is now calling for speakers to present 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 in smart homes
  • Health, durability and energy efficiency
  • Summer performance issues (thermal overheating and summer undercooling)
  • Getting summer cooling right in highly insulated and air-sealed buildings 
  • Controlling solar gains (summer performance) in highly insulated and air-sealed buildings
  • Highly insulated and air-sealed buildings and their relationship with peak load and annual cooling energy
  • Environmental impact and damage assessment
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and impact on durability
  • Suggestions for a building physics panel discussion or workshop.

Submissions addressing the relationship between heat transfer and/or moisture and its effect on health and durability outcomes in energy-efficient buildings will be favoured.

All submissions must include:
  • A 300-word presentation overview
  • A 100-word presentation overview
  • A 100-word biography 
  • A high-resolution author photo. 

If a speaker's application is successful, presenters are required to submit a PowerPoint presentation before the Building Physics Forum. The forum committee has the final say on accepted presentations. 

Submissions should be emailed to AIRAH’s Conference and Events Coordinator by Friday, May 17.

Presentations must not contain overtly commercial material. Please do not include trade names in titles. 

For this forum, speakers are not required to provide a technical paper. However, if you are interested in preparing one along with your presentation, this will be distributed to forum attendees as well as forwarded for publication consideration by AIRAH’s official journal, Ecolibrium. Submission of a paper does not guarantee publication, and all papers are subject to peer review. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please email AIRAH’s Conference and Events Coordinator for further information about the requirements.