The 12th Canadian Conference on
Building Science and Technology
The 12th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology has been based upon the success of the previous conferences held across the country. Its successful organisation was only possible due to the immense efforts of a large group of dedicated individuals. The organising committee was drawn from the Board of Directors of the Quebec Building Envelope Council with additional QBEC members. All these individuals worked tirelessly for the benefit of this event.
The organisers of this event were very proud to be the first CCBST with bilingual documentation, website, and abstracts, as well as simultaneous translation. Another first was that the event aimed to be an “eco-responsible” event and followed Green measures to minimize its impact on the environment.
The committee would like to thank all authors who contributed papers. Their belief in the value of this conference is expressed in the hours of effort they contributed developing the high quality papers contained within these proceedings. We would like to express our gratitude for their sustained work and the resulting quality of the papers. The committee would also like to express our thanks to all session chairs for the immense work on keeping in touch with their authors over the last year, and to all who reviewed papers and provided comments under the peer review process. We are also grateful to the sponsoring organisations. Their financial contributions ensured the success of the conference. Their belief in the value of this event speaks of the importance that building science carries in the Canadian building industry. We would like to thank our five BEC brothers of Canada, namely the BECOR, OBEC, ABEC, MBEC and BCBEC for their support in promoting the event, and their willingness to share their expertise in organizing this conference. Also, a special thanks to the Institute for Research in Construction, for the registration services.
We want to specially acknowledge the time and materials invested by the various corporations employing the organizing and scientific committee members. These companies have donated significant support to NBEC which must be recognized.
Chair - organising committee
Mario D. Goncalves, Eng
Chair - scientific committee
Dominique Derome, PhD