Fourth BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST4)
April 13 – 15, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
The fourth triennial BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology™ (BEST4), was held April 13 -15, 2015, at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Hosted by the Kansas City Building Enclosure Council (BEC-Kansas City), BEST4 was themed "Performance Driven Architectural Design.” The Conference was attended by people working in all facets of the building industry and was structured to enhance understanding of challenging design changes and to provide a forum for peer-to-peer discussion. The Conference program tackled performance of the building enclosure in the context of full-building performance.
BEST4 Conference Presentations
Available on the BRIK Website
The BEST4 papers and presentations are available via the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) website, www.brickbase.org. Access the “BEST4 Proceedings” directly or click on the BEST4 slider at the top of the BRIK home page. Search for individual papers, topics, or authors—or search for “BEST4,” and get a list of all the available papers and presentations.
When you access an individual paper, you will be taken to an abstract of the work with synopsized information. Click on the “download” link to get the paper. Attached to the paper is a PDF of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation—just click on the PDF symbol on the upper right of the screen. These PDFs are best viewed when opened with an Adobe reader. (If the author submitted a PowerPoint presentation only, clicking on the download link takes you directly to the presentation.)