The California Polytechnic State University Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) Department of Architecture and the engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. announced plans for a technical symposium on integration of design and building practices for sustainable building enclosures.
The event sponsors also issued a call for papers for the symposium, scheduled for April 29-30, 2011, at the Kellogg West Conference Center in Pomona, Calif.
Architects, engineers, contractors, industry members, and other professionals are invited to submit papers for presentation and publication in the symposium proceedings. Full papers must be submitted by 3 p.m. PST on Dec. 13.
Papers should follow the formatting template provided on the conference website (www.bessymposium.org) and should address one or more of the following topics:
• First principles
• Integrated design process
• Tools and validation
• Innovative enclosures and emerging technologies
• Building systems: optimization and integration
• Rehabilitation and preservation
More information on the topics and instructions on submitting papers are available at www.bessymposium.org. Questions also can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. The firm’s work encompasses building, transportation, water/wastewater, nuclear, and science/defense projects in the U.S. and more than 30 other countries. More information, www.sgh.com.
Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Architecture is part of the College of Environmental Design, which includes art, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning, and the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. More information: www.csupomona.edu/~arc.