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    E06 Performance of Buildings

    Title: Second Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performancce

    Dates: Sunday April 24 2022 - Monday April 25 2022

    Location: Hyatt Regency Seattle; Seattle, WA

    Event Name: April 2022 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    About the Event

    The Second Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance will be held Sunday and Monday, April 24th and 25th, 2022 and Sunday, June 12th, 2022. Sponsored by ASTM Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings, D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, and C16 on Thermal Insulation, this two-part symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, WA, in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of Committees E06 and C16; and June standards development meetings of Committee D08.


    This symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on current research, both nationally and internationally, regarding building science and building enclosure performance, with an emphasis on the critical interfaces between horizontal and vertical elements.

    It will explore the growing influence of building science on material selection and detailing in both new construction and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. It will also include testing and assessment of heat/air/moisture transfer, energy use, and the environmental impacts of building enclosures. Invited authors and presenters will rely upon quantifiable research and actual case studies to demonstrate how a fundamental understanding of building science of whole building performance can deliver higher performing buildings and further inform and enrich the fabric of our built environment.

    Topics may include, but are not limited to:

    • Critical Interface Detailing
      • Vertical to horizontal transitions
      • Continuity of environmental control layers, and their impact on building performance
      • Effective in-situ, post-retrofit strategies
    • Building and Roofing Science
      • Designing for performance
      • Thermal bridging considerations
      • Hygrothermal considerations for retrofit strategies
    • Durable and Resilient Design
      • Decreasing the gap between design and as-built energy use
      • Hygrothermal simulations for Long-term durability
      • Environmental mitigation strategies
      • Thermal mass in buildings
      • Net-zero performance technologies and strategies
    • Critical review of E06, D08, and C16 standards
      • How/why they fail to correlate or are in conflict
      • Recommendations for developments or improvements
      • Use of ASTM standards in performance prediction of building designs
      • Adaptation of standards to predict field performance
    • Case studies that illustrate the good/bad/ugly

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Technical Program

    A technical program will be posted in late 2021.

    Registration Information

    Registration information will be posted in January 2022.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chair Dan Lemieux, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc, Fairfax, VA, USA, Email:, tel: +1 703-641-4601; or Symposium Co-Chair Jennifer Keegan, GAF, Parsippany, NJ, Email:, Tel: +1 973-628-4117.

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