Building Materials, Assemblies, and Enclosure Systems


The building materials, assemblies and enclosure systems track will foster research and development from the industry and academia that integrates the principles of building physics in developing building materials, components, and enclosure systems (e.g. wall, roof and floor). Research that utilizes innovative approaches in bridging between distinct scales, objectives, and disciplines is highly encouraged to submit. The various areas of building physics including heat, air, moisture, sound, and light are within the scope of this track, and issues relating to climate control, indoor environment quality, and environmental impact are of key interest.

Subject Examples:

  • Renewable bi-polymer agricultural by-products for buildings
  • Dynamic walls (e.g., double-façade)
  • Hygrothermal performance
  • Air barriers for leakage and moisture control
  • Controllable natural ventilation
  • Natural lighting vs. thermal mass utilization
  • Green roofs
  • Adaptive windows
  • Solar heat gain and shading
  • Integrated building envelope and HVAC systems
  • Buildings for solar panels