The National Institute of Building Sciences and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) will host the BEST6 Conference March 18–20, 2024, in Austin, Texas. The theme for this conference “The Next Generation of Building Technology.” BEST6 is the premier source for cutting edge information and networking for those focused-on Building Enclosure Science and Technology.

In addition to several keynote and general session hosted by NIBS there will also be two session tracks that will focus on Building Practice and Building Science. Topics that will be covered will be focused on, but not limited to:

  • Building energy dynamics: Integration of structure, enclosure, mechanical and interior systems; passive and active/passive house; moisture and durability; hydrothermal modeling
  • Retrofits: Residential, commercial, historic buildings
  • Climate change and enclosure interactions: Embodied carbon considerations for building envelope materials; educational trends in education related to building science; carbon trade/exchange
  • Technology innovations: Prefabrication and offsite construction, 3D printing; incorporation of technology innovations; novel materials and systems
  • Managing building air leakage: Testing and building enclosure commissioning
  • Legal and investment implications of practice: Multi-hazards and resilience