The NE Region conference has been rescheduled for 2022. Dates TBD.

Wagdy Anis Symposium on Building Science 2021: High Performance Building Enclosures: Risks and Rewards

September 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Boston Building Enclosure Council

Topics of Interest

  • Physics of heat air and moisture management: Advances in theory and practice, consideration of the impact of future climate change.
  • Current research and development: New materials, as well as new design and construction methods.
  • Energy performance standards: Passive House; Net Zero Energy codes; BERDO, embodied carbon
  • Best practices: Integration of building enclosure assemblies with building mechanical systems
  • Design & construction process: Ideal workflow for achieving a high performance building
  • QA/QC: Building enclosure commissioning, testing and other methods of verification
  • Case studies: Successful application of principles and lessons learned on new buildings and renovation of existing buildings


Important Dates

16 April 2021: Abstract submissions due

28 May 2021: Committee will finalize program and notify presenters

27 August 2021: Presentation slides due

About Wagdy Anis FAIA (1941-2018)

Wagdy Anis served the architectural profession as a skilled problem solver, teacher, and advocate for the integrity and performance of the building enclosure in a career that spanned more than five decades.

During his 40-year tenure at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, Wagdy became a leader in the application of building science principles to the practice of building enclosure design. In 2008 he joined Wiss, Janney, Eltsner as a building enclosure consultant. Seven years later he established his own practice, Anis Building Enclosure Consulting. To view his full bio, please click HERE.

About the Building Enclosure Council

The Boston Building Enclosure Council (B-BEC) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote technical excellence in the design and construction of the building enclosure. B-BEC is led by architects and building enclosure experts, to provide a forum where members of the design and construction industry can discuss common issues and share information on materials and methods, with the goal of promoting the well-informed application of building science to construction of commercial and residential buildings. We support this mission through monthly meetings and periodic special events, featuring panels, presentations, discussions and related activities.