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Boston Building Enclosure Council Announces Call for Abstracts for 2021 Symposium on Building

Abstract submissions are due April 16

(WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2021) – The Boston Building Enclosure Council (B-BEC) is calling for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium on Building Science.

The symposium takes place September 23. Abstracts are due April 16.

This will be the second symposium in honor of the memory of Wagdy Anis, an internationally recognized architect who specialized in building enclosure performance. B-BEC is a chapter under the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council.

B-BEC welcomes participants representing a wide a range of perspectives, from building ownership and operations to strategies for effective design, engineering and construction at each phase of a project, to research and development of construction methods, materials, and products.

“Our goal is to host a spirited dialogue on the benefits and challenges of achieving a well-designed building enclosure through collaboration between all participants in the design and construction process,” the B-BEC says, in its call for abstracts.

Topics of interest include:

The one-day symposium will be preceded by an all-day introductory program “Building Enclosures 101.”

Members of the design and construction community are encouraged to submit 200-word abstracts on the theme “High Performance Building Enclosures: Risks and Rewards” for consideration. Abstracts from students are welcome.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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