building-simulation-conference-2017-logo-finalAIRAH and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) are proudly hosting a joint Building Simulation Conference in Melbourne, running from November 15–16, 2017.

AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the conference is a worthy addition to the Institute’s suite of events.

“Building Simulation 2017 will provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information between simulation researchers, simulation developers, building designers, and government legislators,” Gleeson says. “It will explore how simulation is helping to improve building performance, and will be an excellent opportunity to keep up to date with the latest innovations in the field of simulation and the energy performance of buildings.”

Call for abstracts

The conference will be a blend of academic and industry technical papers and posters on the latest in building simulation. The conference committee is now calling for abstracts on an array of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Building energy simulation: teaching, practice, research, insights
  • Lighting and daylighting simulation: teaching, practice, research, insights
  • Application of computational fluid dynamics in buildings
  • Uncertainty, validation and risk management
  • Calibration of models for deep retrofits
  • Model-based control and controls design tools
  • Building information modelling and import from CAD
  • Thermal comfort modelling
  • Building regulation and policy
  • Occupant behaviours
  • Urban scale modelling.

Abstract submission process

Abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at the conference. The conference committee encourages the submission of abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modelling and associated software techniques.

Abstract submissions must not exceed 300 words and should also include a separate 100-word author biography and high-resolution author photo. Abstracts should be sent to conferences@airah.org.au by Friday, February 17, 2017.

Abstracts will be judged primarily on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.

Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a technical paper that will be double-blind reviewed in separate academic and industry streams.

For more information or for sponsorship enquiries about the Building Simulation 2017 Conference, email conferences@airah.org.au or go to www.airah.org.au/conferences

Call for Presentation/Session Proposals — Due December 15, 2016

An exciting new feature of the Building Simulation conference is the opportunity to present alternative sessions that complement the traditional peer-reviewed paper sessions. These new sessions provide opportunities for practitioners to report on their work, for researchers to present more timely results, and for all participants to engage in discussions about the building modeling field. Creativity in content and format is encouraged; examples include team case studies, debates, forums, and mini workshops.

Building Simulation 2017 will take place in San Francisco, California, on August 7 – 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). For submission details and conference information:  http://buildingsimulation2017.org/instructions.html.

Pre-Proposal Submissions Due: December 15, 2016

Abstract acceptances for peer-reviewed papers were announcend on October 19,2016 and no additional abstracts are being accepted for consideration.

The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments.  The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017.  More information is found at www.ibpsa.org and www.ibpsa.us.

Sydney 13 October 2016, 5.00pm (5.30pm start) – 8pm

Guest Speakers and Presentations
HVAC Design & Performance – A Modern Approach, PC Thomas, Team Catalyst
Occupant Behaviours in Australian Residences, Jungsoo Kim, University of Sydney
Aim High: Using the NABERS Commitment Agreement to target efficient operation in new hotels, shopping centres and data centres
Erica Kenna, Energy Action

Download forum flyer here.

The AGM of IBPSA Australasia will be held at this time also, the purpose of the AGM will be to:

  • Review the year
  • Establish strategic directions (what do we want out of IBPSA)
  • Establish activities for 2016-2017
  • Consider our alliances and relationships with other associations
  • Vote on Board Positions
  • Review the Board Structure – noting current board members are:
    • President – Paul Bannister
    • Vice President – Nicki Parker
    • Membership Secretary – Quentin Jackson
    • Current open positions are:
      • Treasurer
      • Education and Development Committee Chair
      • Marketing and Promotion Committee Chair
      • Events Committee Chair
      • Plus up to 2 board members at large

Event Details:
Date        13 October 2016
Time        5:00pm (5:30pm start) – 8 pm
Venue      University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, Darlington

Please note a $5 entry fee will be collected at the event to cover the cost of refreshments.

All IBPSA members are invited to attend and participate.  To assist with planning, please email ibpsa@ibspa-australasia.org if you are intending to come.

Dr Paul Bannister 
President