Are we making buildings too complex and might that complexity be holding back lifetime performance? Are modern buildings, with all the range of technologies and controls available to us, too complicated making it difficult to even commission them properly in the first place?
Papers, presentations and case studies may include:
Simple, workable building engineering solutions through validated modeling and prediction
Applying BIM for integrated design and whole life benefit
Innovation in passive and active building systems
Closing the design and operation loopEnhancing built environment quality and operationDelivering affordable quality systems
Benchmarks, standards and regulatory measures
Case studies and measured performance of buildings in useEducation, communication and skills to deliver simple, better buildings.
CIBSE member interests include but are not restricted to:Building related energy, comfort, IEQ, acoustics, electrical systems, IT, lighting, thermal performance, public health, transportation, facilities management, ventilation and associated systems.Please note these are not exhaustive lists but intended to provide guidance.