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Wagdy Anis Symposium on Building Science 2021

Wednesday September 22 –Thursday September 23

Symposium Overview

When principles of building science are followed, high-performance building enclosures reward building owners with energy conservation and durability, while avoiding risk of condensation and other impediments to the overall performance of the building. As Wagdy Anis exemplified in his career, learning, communication and collaboration are key to making this process successful. From September 22–23, 2021, this symposium held in Wagdy’s honor will bring professionals from across the AEC field together.

The virtual symposium will kickoff with a Keynote presentation from Sherif Anis FAIA NCARB RIBA and include eight technical sessions on topics ranging from control of air leakage to strategies for making sure the building is constructed with continuous heat, air and moisture control layers. Among the sessions, case studies will offer examples of application of these principles to commercial, academic, healthcare and multifamily housing facilities. The symposium will conclude with an in-person networking reception which will be held at BSA Space in Boston.

The full symposium schedule can be accessed here.


Registration is now live! Early-bird tickets are available through August 31, 2021.

Full Conference | $120/$150, BSA member; $240/$300, nonmember, register here.

Conference Only | $108/$135, BSA member; $215/$270, nonmember, register here.

Reception Only | $20, BSA member; $40, nonmember, register here.

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Deadline for early-bird pricing: August 31, 2021.

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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.

Read about the Wagdy Wall in a recent BSA News story 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.

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