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2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

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2019 Buildings XIV International Conference

Clearwater Beach, FL | December 9-12

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The 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference will be held December 9-12, 2019 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, FL

Inaugurated in 1979, the "Buildings Conference" takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. Attendance is international and draws heavily on the advanced technical knowledge of all our global experts.The "Buildings Conference" presents a great opportunity for product manufacturers, research groups, technical advisors, builders, designers and other consultants to discuss their work achievements, interest and awareness of buildings issues, and provides solutions to some of our major building problems.

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  • Conference Papers

    A written paper will be required for all presentations and the conference will present two tracks. The two tracks will focus on Principles (Devoted to Research and Development) and Practices (Focus on Practical Applications and Case Studies).

    Papers should focus on the development of high impact technologies and processes to be life cycle cost effective, and reduce energy use and environmental consequences. Papers should demonstrate how their topics, on the thermal and moisture performance of the exterior envelope of whole buildings, will lead to high performance buildings. Papers on case studies need to be unique and new. Papers in the Practices Track should provide technologies ready for implementation; those in the Principles Track shall show the promise of short to mid-term adoption.

    Suggested Paper and Presentation Topics

    • Advanced Construction Practices
    • Air barriers and Air Leakage
    • Basements/Below-Grade Construction
    • Building Envelope Commissioning
    • Building Envelope Integrated Technologies
    • Building Retrofit
    • Building Sustainability and Resilience
    • Cost Optimization
    • Daylighting
    • Design Tools
    • Dynamic and High-R windows
    • Envelope Related Indoor Environment
    • Fenestration and Window Attachments
    • Heritage/Historic Buildings
    • HVAC-Envelope Integration
    • Innovative Materials and Systems
    • Insulation
    • Low Energy Buildings
    • Moisture Management, Durability and Service Life
    • Monitoring, Modeling, and Simulation
    • Offsite manufacturing
    • Residential Single and Multi-Family Applications
    • Roofs, Attics, and Walls
    • Standards, Codes, Guidelines & Test Procedure Development
    • Weatherization

    Conference Program Schedule
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Conference Paper Abstract Notifications 
    Monday, May 13, 2019 Conference Paper Due
    Monday, July 8, 2019 Peer Review Comments Due
    Monday, July 15, 2019 Peer Review Comments Sent to Authors
    Monday, October 7, 2019 Final Conference Paper and Updated Abstracts Due
    Friday November 15, 2019 PPT Presentations Due
    Sunday, December 8, 2019 Pre‐Conference Workshops
    Monday, December 9 – 12, 2019 Conference

    The Call for Abstracts closed November 14, 2018.
    Conference Papers that received abstract approval are due Monday, May 13, 2019..

    To submit a Conference Paper to the Buildings XIV Conference:


  • Venue and Dates

    The conference will take place at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The conference will be Monday – Thursday. Pre-Conference workshops will be held Sunday prior to the conference.

  • Registration Information

    Registration is not yet open for this conference.

  • Conference Organizers

    Steering CommitteeChair: Andre Desjarlais
    Steering Committee Vice Chair: Theresa Weston
    Principles Track Co-chairs:  Samuel Glass and Simon Pallin
    Practices Track Co-chairs:  Stanley Gatland and Fitsum Tariku
    Workshop Track Co-chairs: Brian Stroik and Laverne Dalgleish
    Members at Large: Fiona Aldous, Carsten Rode, Wahid Maref, and Marianne Touchie

    Conference Program Session Chairs:

    • Achilles Karagiozis, Principles
    • Carl Eric Hagentoft, Principles
    • Carsen Banister, Principles
    • Charlie Curcija, Principles
    • Cheryn Metzger, Principles
    • Chris Mathis, Principles
    • Danko Davidovic, Principles
    • Diana Fisler, Principles
    • Diana Hun, Principles
    • Dominique Derome, Principles
    • Hua Ge, Principles
    • Jesper Arfvidsson, Principles
    • Lisa White, Principles
    • Mahabir Bhandari, Principles
    • Manfred Kehrer, Principles
    • Marc Lafrance, Principles
    • Mika Salonvaara, Principles
    • Paolo Tabares, Principles
    • Par Johansson, Principles
    • Ali Hajiah, Practices
    • Bipin Shah, Practices
    • Carsten Rode, Practices
    • Emishaw Iffa, Practices
    • Fiona Aldous, Practices
    • Florian Antretter, Practices
    • Graham Finch, Practices
    • Ihab Elzeyadi, Practices
    • Jasha Kistler, Practices
    • Peter Adams, Practices
    • Targo Kalamees, Practices
    • Umberto Berardi, Practices
    • Wahid Maref, Practices
  • Sponsorship Packages

    All sponsors will have their company logo and name on the event flyer, the conference web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If have questions or are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact Ragan McHan,