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NIBS issues call for presentations for the 2024 Building Science and Technology conference

Sept. 19, 2023
The BEST6 conference will focus on next generation building technology and will be held in Austin, Texas in March 2024.

Building and technology professionals are now welcome to submit presentations for the annual Building Science and Technology (BEST6) conference produced by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), which will be held on March 18-20, 2024 in Austin, Texas. The NIBS Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) recently issued a call for abstracts for BEST6, which carries the theme, “The Next Generation of Building Technology.”

Presentation abstracts (up to 300 words) should focus on one of four key areas: the impact of climate change on building enclosures; new techniques in building design and construction; durability; and sustainability. However, NIBS will consider all topics in the field of building enclosure science and technology. Examples of suggested abstract topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Building energy dynamics: Integration of structure, enclosure, mechanical and interior systems; passive and active/passive house; moisture and durability; and hydrothermal modeling
  • Retrofits: Residential, commercial, and historic buildings
  • Climate change and enclosure interactions: Embodied carbon considerations for building envelope materials; educational trends in education related to building science; and carbon trade/exchange
  • Technology innovations: Prefabrication and offsite construction, 3D printing; incorporation of technology innovations; and novel materials and systems
  • Managing building air leakage: Testing and building enclosure commissioning
  • Legal and investment implications of practice: Multi-hazards and resilience

Registration for the BEST 6 conference will open in October 2023, and abstract submissions are due November 6, 2023. Visit the BEST presentation portal to submit an abstract.

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