The Building Physics Forum 2023 will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday, September 13. To book your ticket, please visit our registration page.

This year's forum is part of day two of The Future of HVAC 2023. The program for the conference will be made available soon via

Wednesday, September 13
Time (AEST) Session Speaker
8.30–8.50am Registration arrival tea and coffee
8.50–9.00am Welcome address AIRAH
9.00–9.40am Keynote address 
Wood preservation through constructional measures instead of chemistry

Prof. Dr -Ing. Hartwig M Künzel
Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics

(live virtual presentation)

9.40–10.05am Beyond NaTHERS: How can Australia build better homes? Gregory Mason, Stud.AIRAH
The University of Queensland
10.05–10.30am Real world infiltration vs airtightness

Stephen McNeil

(live virtual presentation)

10.30–10.40am Sponsor address

Jesse Clarke, M.AIRAH
Pro Clima Australia

10.40–11.00am Morning tea
11.00–11.40am Keynote address
Unintended consequences on fire safety from airtight buildings
Ulf Johansson
Red Fire Engineers
11.40–12.05pm A hygrothermal purview from the hilltops Mark Dewsbury, M.AIRAH
The University of Tasmania
12.05–12.30pm A deep dive into the humble cavity Dr Alan Green, Affil.AIRAH
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC)
12.30–12.40pm Sponsor address Efficiency Matrix
12.40–1.30pm Lunch


Panel session
A building physics approach to health and IEQ

Jessica Allen, Affil.AIRAH – Climasure

Daria Teodorowych – LAROS Group
Kieran Leong – DesignInc
Kerryn Wilmot – Institute for Sustainable Futures
Thomas Parkinson – The University of Sydney
2.10–2.35pm Novel methods to model thermal bridges and their role in the NCC Steven Beltrame
University of Wollongong
2.35–3.00pm Low pitch roofing Daniel Jakobs
Pro Clima Australia
3.00–3.10pm Sponsor address Jeff Wilcox
3.10–3.35pm Afternoon tea
3.35–3.45pm Sponsor address Elena Cazazu


A façade consultant's understanding of what air infiltration is              Robert Moisy
Surface Design
4.10–4.35pm Mass timber – judgement day Jesse Clarke, M.AIRAH
Pro Clima Australia
Alignment and coordination of thermal modelling and simulation Jarrod Ross
Surface Design
5.00–5.05pm Closing address AIRAH

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