Call for Abstracts

For nearly 40 years and now in its 16th iteration, the Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology has been bringing together building science researchers, designers, material suppliers, and practitioners to discuss this ever-evolving field. This conference has been highly successful each time it has been held, earning a global reputation as a leading showcase for advances in design, construction, renovation, repair, and operation of buildings and building enclosures. We anticipate the 2021 conference to be the best yet, and we invite you to be a part of it.

The overall theme of the conference is Healthy, Efficient and Resilient: Constructing Today’s Buildings for Tomorrow. We anticipate the event will bring together leaders in this field from across Canada and the world to discuss how we can design, maintain, and operate our buildings in ways that lead to healthier indoor environments and reduced impact on the natural environment by using new and innovative materials, construction techniques, and ways of thinking. 

You are invited to submit an abstract, no longer than 400 words, which summarizes the objectives, approach, results, and conclusions of your proposed paper. Abstracts must be received by December 11, 2020. Potential authors include architects, engineers, building scientists, academic researchers, building code and regulatory authorities, contractors, developers, maintenance professionals, property managers, and construction material technical representatives. 

Important Dates:

 

  • December 11, 2020 - Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • January 29, 2021 - Acceptance of Abstracts
  • June 4, 2021 - Deadline for Paper Submission
  • August 27, 2021 - Paper Acceptance Notification
  • October 8, 2021 - Final Conference Paper and Presentation Submission
  • November 4-5, 2021 - 16th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology

Submission Guidlines

Without limiting the goal of the conference as outlined above, the following themes may be used as a guide for potential topics:

  1. Indoor Environmental Quality in the Face of a Changing Climate
  2. Developments in Envelope and Glazing Technology
  3. Protecting Indoor Air Quality 
  4. Mitigating Overheating Risk Through Solar Control
  5. Retrofitting Buildings for 2050 
  6. Testing Materials, Assemblies and Whole Buildings - Advances in Ensuring Performance 
  7. High Performance Enclosure Design
  8. Avoiding Moisture and Moisture-Induced Problems
  9. Case Studies: Learning for our Failures and Successes
  10. Innovative Materials and Methods 

The Ontario Building Envelope Council is proud to be the host of the 16th iteration of the CCBST. More information regarding sponsorship and registration will be available soon.

Alternatively, you can reach our conference organizing committee by emailing Rachel@associationconcepts.ca

 

Online Submission Form

You are invited to submit an abstract, no longer than 400 words, which summarizes the objectives, approach, results and conclusions of the proposed paper. Abstracts must be received by December 11, 2020 to be considered for the Conference program.  Authors will be informed of the status of their abstracts by January 29, 2021.

Abstract Submission Form

 

We look forward to seeing you in Vaughan, November 4-5, 2021
 

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors

Sponsors will be announced shortly.