The Future of the Building Envelope...Building Upon Our Past
Winnipeg, Manitoba May 10 - 13, 2011
The Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology provides a forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of practical building science research, knowledge and field experience. Traditionally, the conference has brought together architects, engineers, building scientists and researchers to discuss building science principles and issues governing the design, construction, repair, renovation and operation of all building types.
For the past 30 years, this highly successful conference has earned a reputation for focusing on real world experiences, problem solving and applied research in the study of the performance of building envelope systems.
The 13th conference will emphasize new innovations and ideas which are still under development in the building science industry and illustrate how our past techniques and technology have helped to bring us to this point. We, as an industry, are being pushed to design buildings which meet higher standards. Whether the push is to design highly efficient buildings, use greener technologies, or come up with new sustainable solutions, we would like to address the question of how this has or will affect research and current and future building practices.
How will the industry evolve due to the pressures of regulations, market transformation and sustainability?
Will the learning curve be as great, as in the past, as we enter into a new time of change and integration proceeding at a much faster pace?