Second Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance

Date: June 7, 2022 - June 8, 2022

Event Location:  Virtual

Organized by: ASTM Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings, D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, and C16 on Thermal Insulation



About the Event

The Second Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance is sponsored by ASTM Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings, D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing, and C16 on Thermal Insulation.  The language of the symposium will be English.


Objective and Scope

This symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on current research, both nationally and internationally, regarding building science and building enclosure performance, with an emphasis on the critical interfaces between horizontal and vertical elements.

It will explore the growing influence of building science on material selection and detailing in both new construction and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. It will also include testing and assessment of heat/air/moisture transfer, energy use, and the environmental impacts of building enclosures. Invited authors and presenters will rely upon quantifiable research and actual case studies to demonstrate how a fundamental understanding of building science of whole building performance can deliver higher performing buildings and further inform and enrich the fabric of our built environment.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical Interface Detailing
    • Vertical to horizontal transitions
    • Continuity of environmental control layers, and their impact on building performance
    • Effective in-situ, post-retrofit strategies
  • Building and Roofing Science
    • Designing for performance
    • Thermal bridging considerations
    • Hygrothermal considerations for retrofit strategies
  • Durable and Resilient Design
    • Decreasing the gap between design and as-built energy use
    • Hygrothermal simulations for Long-term durability
    • Environmental mitigation strategies
    • Thermal mass in buildings
    • Net-zero performance technologies and strategies
  • Critical review of E06, D08, and C16 standards
    • How/why they fail to correlate or are in conflict
    • Recommendations for developments or improvements
    • Use of ASTM standards in performance prediction of building designs
    • Adaptation of standards to predict field performance
  • Case studies that illustrate the good/bad/ugly


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than DATE. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email and postal mail by DATE of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.

Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in an STP, an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

Technical Program

To view the technical program, (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), please click here.




Registration is now open.  The fees to attend this event are listed below and include attendance for both days.  We are no longer offering a one day attendance option.  



May 6th

May 7th - June 7th
ASTM Member  $190.00 $240.00
Non-Member $240.00 $290.00

The registration fee includes: Two days of live streamed presentations, access to stream the recording of the live event for two weeks after it's conclusion and a copy of the Selected Technical Papers (STP) in which the papers from theh symposium have been published.  Please note the STP will be sent to you after the symposium takes place.

All Attendees – All attendees must be registered to attend this event. IMPORTANT: Approximately one week prior to the start of the event, an email with the link to join the symposium on both days will be sent to all those who have registered by May 31st .  Those who register in the week leading up to the symposium will receive the email within 2-3 business days of registering.

Presenters – Presenters will automatically be registered to attend this symposium.

Students – Students may qualify for a discounted registration fee, provided they are a full-time student, not employed full time, and have a current university email address for registrationTo register as a student, please email your request to  

Cancellation – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at  or 610-832-9698.

If you have questions concerning registration for this event, please contact Symposia Operations at or +1 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


Technical Chair Contact Information

Dan Lemieux
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Phone: +1 703-641-4601

Jennifer Keegan
Phone: +1 973-628-4117



Continuing Education Units

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this symposium must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to ASTM Symposia Operations at You must be registered to attend and have attended the entire event to receive the CEUs. A certificate will be sent to you approximately one to two weeks after the the symposium concludes.


Hotel Information

Both parts of the symposium will be held at the Virtual in , . 

All meetings will be held at The Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street Seattle, WA 98101.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official April Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

To book accommodations under the ASTM Rate, please click here: Hyatt Regency Seattle Hotel Reservations.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than March 24th, 2022. The ASTM rate is $219 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click the link below.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Seattle, notice of cancelation must be received 2 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

Hyatt Regency Seattle Government Reservations

The Hyatt Regency Seattle has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non- commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

The April Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Seattle offers free wireless internet connection.


Future Meetings

The organizing committees invite you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM is not required to attend. For more information about the committees and thier future meetings, please visit thier homepages.

C16 Committee Homepage

D08 Committee Homepage

E06 Committee Homepage