Seeking submissions for the ASHRAE 2018 conference. Particularly for Track 7: Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle.
The current abstract for the track is:
Modeling was originally concerned primarily with building and system design specifications. The demands of energy efficient operation brought about the need for modeling of part-load operation for a variety of off-design conditions. The explosion of computational capacity and data collection capability is rapidly expanding the scope, complexity and practical applications of modeling both during design, but even more so for fault detection, diagnostics and operational optimization. Thirty years ago, people were dreaming of doing some of the things that Building Information Modeling is now bringing to reality. Presentations and papers are solicited related to all aspects of building modeling, with a particular interest in successful applications that have extended modeling into operational phases of the building lifecycle.