ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference issues call for presenters, extends call for papers
By HPAC MagazineEngineering HPAC General HVAC Systems Commercial Design
Organizers of the 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, which will be held September 10-12, 2014, in Atlanta, GA, has extended its call for presenters to November 12, 2013. The non-paper presentations will focus on the theme “BIM, BEM and SIM – Integrated Building Design and Modeling,” an area currently of concern to practicing professionals that will be addressed through five broad tracks. This new joint, co-sponsored conference encompasses the ASHRAE Energy Modeling and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conferences.
The topics are organized in five tracks: State-of-the-Art BIM (building information modeling); Design Firms; BIM in the Cloud; Codes and Rating Systems; and Life Cycle Cost Analysis. In addition to the call for presenters, organizers are seeking papers on topics addressing the integration and interoperability of analytic modeling tools (BEM and SIM) with physical modeling tools (BIM) as well as papers describing workarounds, case studies, how to’s, challenges, barriers and cloud based solutions.
The deadline for submitting a conference paper abstract (400 or less words in length) has been extended to November 12, 2013. If accepted, papers are due March 3, 2014. The conference papers will be a maximum of 8 pages in length. The conference will cover two-and-a half days and will be preceded by two days of training seminars and short courses.