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2020 IIBEC 2020 Building Enclosure Symposium+ (BES+)

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October 25, 2019

Deadlines and Review Process
Abstracts of each paper (200 words) should be filled out digitally using the form below.


May 15, 2020 – Deadline for abstract submissions

June 1-5, 2020 – Notification of acceptance/regret

July 31, 2020 – Final papers due to IIBEC

July 31 – September 4, 2020 – Review Process and Final Papers

Publication Rights
Papers and abstracts accepted for presentation may subsequently be published in IIBEC publications. IIBEC reserves the right of first publication of all submitted materials accepted for presentation at any event sponsored by IIBEC and retains the copyright thereafter. All submitted abstracts and papers must be original to the author and not previously published or presented nor scheduled for publication or presentation in any other publication or venue. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of IIBEC.

Author Instructions
Please submit electronically below and ensure you have read the IIBEC Guidelines for Presentations, complete directions on formatting, and acceptable formats for abstracts and papers. A topic description must be provided addressing the speaker’s subject knowledge and the level of knowledge that will be presented to the attendee (i.e., intermediate or advanced). Six IIBEC CEHs will be granted for an accepted paper. Additionally, presenters will earn triple credit for the length of the program (1 presentation hour yields 3 CEHs).

NOTE: Owners/clients (if applicable) have been notified this abstract is being submitted for consideration of a presentation at the 2020 IIBEC Building Enclosure Symposium and have given consent to do so.

Suggested Topics
Innovative / Unique Edge Building Enclosure Design


Durability, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Cladding (masonry, facades, metal, stucco, stone)

Fenestration (curtainwalls, glass)

Sealants and Coatings

Codes, Standards, Specification, and Testing of Materials and Assemblies

Construction Processes, Contract Administration and Case Studies

Abstract Preparation:
Limit narrative on background and problem issues. Devote the majority of the abstract text to the following:
a. Identify the primary issue that the paper will address and identify the type of new information that it will contribute to the literature.
b. Identify the basis for the information in the paper (e.g., research that you have conducted or your personal experience).
c. Identify the intended audience (designers, researchers, manufacturers, contractors, and/or building owners), state the new information that will be presented in the paper, and describe how it will be useful to said audience.
d. Provide a minimum of four learning objectives. The objectives are a brief explanation of the expected learning outcomes of the presentation.

In summary, your abstract should make a concise case for the paper you are proposing. Ultimately, the paper should be technically sound, contain credible and new information, and be something that your primary audience will find useful.

IIBEC Guidelines for Presentations

In summary, your abstract or proposal should make a concise case for the paper or presentation you are proposing. Ultimately, the presentation or paper should be technically sound, contain credible and new information, and be something that your primary audience will find useful.
Please refer to section 3.4 of the IIBEC Guidelines for Presentations. An outline is considered a written guide that attendees can use to follow the presenter's presentation. An outline is different from an abstract/proposal in that it provides a step-by-step guide of the topics and issues covered in a presentation. As a general rule, the outline should closely follow the contents, organization and order of the presentation, including audiovisual aids.
IIBEC Interface is the technical journal of the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC). The association intends that IIBEC Interface educate and inform, establish common ground for discussion, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge. Its focus is on design issues related to developing and maintaining optimal performance of new and existing buildings’ exterior envelopes.
Presentations are limited to two speakers. One is preferred.
Presentations are limited to two speakers. One is preferred.
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