BEST4 Program & Presentations

Conference Program

Performance Driven Architectural Design
April 12-15, 2015
Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri

The program will include parallel tracks with sessions on:

  • High performance buildings that protect the environment
  • Next generation of integrated building enclosures
  • Living Building - Challenge
  • Evolving Techniques for Construction
  • Commissioning and quality management in design and practice
  • Design of the construction details
  • Advances in Glazing and Fenestration
  • Advances in renovation and repair techniques
  • Performance of materials and systems
  • Reflective technology and Insulation Materials
  • Some fire protection issues
  • Review of hygrothermal Issues
  • Multi-unit residential buildings: management and retrofits
  • Plenty of interaction including three panels on critical issues

Download detailed program.

Optional Workshop Added

BECx Worshop Preview:
Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) Education Workshop Preview

Thursday, April 16, 2015
$125 (members); $175 (non-members) $25 Off for Early-Bird Registration

Stay over to attend! Attendees will get a detailed overview of the topics that will be taught in the five day educational course being planned by the National Institute of Building Sciences in response to the industry’s need for testing and certification of Building Enclosure Commissioning Providers and Building Enclosure Commissioning Specialists. Testing and certification is currently being planned for an April 2015 launch by ASTM. The course will prepare attendees to take the ASTM test. See optional ticket on registration page.

Workshop Agenda:
Commissioning Process
Building Science Principles 1
Building Science Principles 2
Building Systems
Testing and Sampling



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