Call for papers: 3rd TightVent workshop on Building and Ductwork Airtightness

Start/Stop Date:
31 Dec 2012
NIST, INIVE, National Institute of Building Sciences, Berkeley Lab, TightVent Europe, ASHRAE
Washington D.C., USA
Focus Areas:
Type of Event:

Design, Implementation, Control and Durability: Feedback from Practice and Perspectives


  • Bring to light newest developments on sealing techniques, durability, test methods and analyses, challenges and solutions in high‐rise buildings
  • Foster programmes and networking activities regarding airtightness issues.

Major topics

  • How should airtightness be specified and controlled?
  • How does airtightness changes with time, how can one assess and minimize this, and how does that affect the building’s overall performance over its lifetime?
  • What are the limits of todays’ solutions in high‐rise buildings?

The workshop will include plenary sessions and two parallel tracks:

  • One track will have an international perspective on design, implementation, control and durability, including feedback from practice and on‐going developments for which most presentations will be invited;
  • The other track will be more specific to US issues including test methods, requirements in codes and standards, the status in new and existing buildings, and case studies.

Call for papers
Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract by 31 December 2012 to Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 January 2013. Deadline for paper submission: 15 March 2013. More info will be soon be available here.

The workshop is organized by INIVE on behalf of the AIVC (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre); BETEC (Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council), a council of NIBS (National Institute for Building Sciences); and TightVent (Building and Ductwork Airtightness Platform)

Venue of the workshop

The workshop will be held in the Washington DC area. Start on Thursday April 18 in the morning till Friday 19 April lunchtime. More info will be soon on