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ASHRAE, CIBSE to Host Joint Symposium

ASHRAE, CIBSE to Host Joint Symposium in Glasgow 16-17 April

The latest in the series of CIBSE ASHRAE Joint Symposiums will continue the tradition of exchange between members of both organizations. The 2020 edition will be convened at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. All members of ASHRAE are invited to participate.

The theme of the symposium aligns with ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce's theme for the ASHRAE Society year, Building for People and Performance: Achieving Operational Excellence, an objective upon which engineers on both sides of the Atlantic agree. The intended context of the Technical Symposium is to focus on aspects that are of interest to ASHRAE and CIBSE members and the wider society, including building related energy, acoustics, comfort, IEQ, electrical systems, fire safety, IT, lighting, thermal performance, public health, internal and external transportation, facilities and information management, security, ventilation, and associated standards and systems.

With over 50 sessions across 2 days hosted in the excellent facilities provided by the Technical Information Centre of Strathclyde University ( the symposium will centre on mitigating and adapting for a changing climate that will reshape the engineering of the built environment and the systems which make our buildings habitable. This will influence not only what is built but importantly must inform the procedures and processes for maintenance, refurbishment and reuse to ensure lifelong effective operation, low environmental impact and occupant safety and wellbeing.

The 2020 Technical Symposium will focus on aspects that are of interest to ASHRAE and CIBSE members and the wider society that underpin the delivery of efficient and effective built environments. This will include fully reviewed research papers, opinion papers, case studies and poster presentations in a convivial and accessible event that encourages opportunities for delegates and presenters to meet and discuss their technologies, experiences and opinions.

The symposium is not just for academics. It has an excellent track record of providing a key meeting point for all those keen to ensure that buildings are effective both in terms of the end user and in reducing the real environmental impact. So, as well as students, researchers and academics the symposium will provide great opportunities for practicing:

  • Designers
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Commissioning engineers
  • Controls engineers
  • Building operators
  • Building maintainers

All registered attendees will be included in the reception and informal dinner that will be held on the first evening at the magnificent Glasgow City Chambers ( providing a unique forum for both young and experienced industry practitioners, researchers and building users to share experiences and develop networks. The meeting will also provide excellent opportunities to meet members and officers of both ASHRAE and CIBSE including the current presidents, Darryl Boyce and Lynne Jack.

If you have any suggestions that will enhance the symposium please contact Steve Comstock in the Brussels ASHRAE Office at

Registration opens online from December 2019 with delegate prices for the 2-day event (fully inclusive of access to papers, lunches, informal evening reception and dinner, closing awards reception and refreshments) starting at approximately $125 for presenters and students.