As many in the Passive House space know, fundamental to making buildings work effectively is understanding the science of the physical mechanisms that often lead to unintended operational disappointments.

Today, building science is emerging beyond the more general focus of ESD as the new basis to which we can look to improve the operational energy and health of our buildings. Based on the fundamental principles of managing heat, air and moisture

Based on the fundamental principles of managing heat, air and moisture flows within the building envelope, the practical application of building science aim to deliver as-built building envelope systems that work and will simultaneously deliver energy efficiency, moisture management and healthy indoor conditions.

AIRAH’s Building Physics forum in Brisbane (June 15) is a step in the right direction to realise our technical ability to deliver a zero carbon, high comfort and performance future for the building industry. A must attend event for all segments of the building industry space.

The forum technical committee is now calling for abstracts on array of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • Basics of the building envelope
  • Thermal bridging
  • Thermally broken façades
  • Thermal resilience case studies
  • Air tightness
  • Mould/humidity/IAQ case studies
  • Human comfort and building health
  • Linking design, building fabric, and HVAC systems
  • Building and architect challenges – failures and lessons learnt
  • Latest research
  • Suggest a building physics panel discussion.

Abstract submissions must not exceed 300 words and should also include a separate 100-word biography and high-resolution author photo (300dpi). Once an abstract is approved by the technical committee, speakers will then be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation before the forum. Abstracts should be emailed to  by Friday, 17 March 2017.