The conference program is available to download as a PDF here.

Day One, Wednesday, October 23

Time Parkside 4    Parkside 5  
Presentation Speaker Presentation Speaker
8.30 – 9.00 Registration, arrival tea and coffee
9.00 – 9.05 Welcome address    
9.05 – 9.50 Keynote address: 
Key elements of international best practice building regulatory ecology
Kim Lovegrove
Lovegrove & Cotton
9.50 – 10.15 Designing and building, cost-effective, high-performance homes: lessons learned Jenny Edwards
Light House Architecture & Science
10.15 – 10.40 Comfortable, healthy, durable and efficient: skipping ahead to high-performance buildings Clare Parry, Affil.AIRAH
Grun Consulting
10.40 – 10.45 Major sponsor address Pro Clima    
10.45 – 11.15 Morning tea      
11.15 – 11.40 Are condensation and mould problems in Australian homes arising from the Australian building regulations? Shruti Nath
University of Tasmania
Externally insulated buildings Jon Davies
11.40 – 12.05 For better or for worse – interstitial condensation 2019 to 2022 Dr Mark Dewsbury, M.AIRAH
University of Tasmania
What is an effective thermal envelope and does nature do it differently? Matt Webb, M.AIRAH and Tom Hubbard
Umow Lai
12.05 – 12.30 Building health in a free market: teaching consumers to value quality Jason Gaekwad
Inhabit Group
Measurement of water vapour resistivity of typical Australian building membranes Toba Olaoye
University of Tasmania
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch      
1.30 – 1.55 Ventilation and airtightness: chicken and egg? Dr Kara Rosemeier
Passive House Academy New Zealand
This is Australia: building physics hygrothermal regions Jesse Clarke, M.AIRAH
Pro Clima Australia
1.55 – 2.20 Will the new NCC air leakage testing requirements help improve the air tightness on new buildings? James Spears, M.AIRAH
Decisive use of building materials based on hygrothermal analysis Marcela Brauner 
Holistic Building Services
2.20 – 2.45 Low-volume continuous ventilation: achieving NCC 2019 (condensation management) compliant solutions while maintaining comfort and low-energy use Joel Seagren, M.AIRAH
Does it really make any difference where the vapour barrier goes, as long as we’ve got one? Tai Hollingsbee 
2.45 – 3.10 Cost effective solutions to create healthier schools in New Zealand Mikael Boulic 
Massey University (NZ)
Designing high-performance facades: spec the edge Vince Wardill 
3.10 – 3.40 Afternoon tea      
3.40 – 5.10 Workshop sessions
  • It'll blow you away: Air tightness testing in real-life workshop
  • Specifications for air tightness and high performance workshop
  • WUFI workshop
5.10 – 5.15 Closing address
5.15 –7.30 Cocktail function      

Day 2, Thursday, October 24

Time Parkside 4   Parkside 5
Presentation Speaker Presentation Speaker
8.20 – 8.50 Registration, arrival tea and coffee
8.50 – 8.55 Welcome address and day one recap    
8.55 – 9.40 Keynote address:
Excuse me, your building is leaking
Duane Jonlin
City of Seattle (USA)
(live video presentation)
9.40 – 10.05 Let’s talk about compliance Barry Cope
10.05 – 10.15 More carrots than sticks: Pull the industry forward
Sean Maxwell, AM.AIRAH
Pro Clima Australia
10.10 – 10.35 Commercial Buildings program and policy update Cynthia Jolley-Rogers
Department of Environment and Energy
10.35 – 11.05 Morning tea      
11.05 – 11.30 Summer overheating: a parametric review of discomfort and risk in high performance buildings Darren O’Dea
Fabric First
Thermal bridging calculations in three dimensions (the real world) Shawn McIsaac
11.30 – 11.55 Heat removal of VOC Ivi Sims, AM.AIRAH
Building Environmental Wellness Group
A new resilient museum archive store conversion for a 1970’s office building Peter Mathieson, F.AIRAH
11.55 – 12.20 Window design basics: clear and simple Peter Raimondo
Naturally ventilated apartments Samantha Anderson
Inhabit Group
12.20 – 1.20 Lunch      
1.20 – 1.45 South Australia’s first 10-star house Ruth Nordstrom
Hygrothermal simulations: what’s the influence of our choices? Dr Arianna Brambilla
The University of Sydney
1.45 – 2.10 CLT in construction - Durability Denise Martin
Facing climate change: holistic approach to the energy efficiency of buildings Tim Schoendube
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany)
2.10 – 3.00 Panel session:
Understanding the barriers to progress and implement better building science to the built environment
Max Rafferty, Master Builders Australia
Barry Cope, ATTMA
Joseph Genco, AIBS Committee member (Vic)
3.00 – 3.30 Afternoon tea      
3.30 – 4.55

Workshop sessions

  • It'll blow you away: Air tightness testing in real-life workshop
  • Specifications for air tightness and high performance workshop
  • WUFI workshop
4.55 – 5.00 Closing address    
5.00 – 6.00 Cocktail function