Deadline Extended | Deadlines and Review Process

Abstracts of each paper (200 words) should be filled out digitally using the form below.

Timeline :

December 6, 2019 – Deadline for abstract submissions

December 17-20, 2020 – Notification of acceptance/regret

April 3, 2020 – Final papers due to IIBEC

April 6, 2020 – May 15, 2020 – Review Process and Final Papers

Publication Rights

Papers and abstracts accepted for presentation may subsequently be published in IIBEC publications. IIBEC reserves the right of first publication of all submitted materials accepted for presentation at any event sponsored by IIBEC and retains the copyright thereafter. All submitted abstracts and papers must be original to the author and not previously published or presented nor scheduled for publication or presentation in any other publication or venue. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of IIBEC.

Author Instructions

Please submit electronically below and ensure you have read the IIBEC Guidelines for Presentations, complete directions on formatting, and acceptable formats for abstracts and papers. A topic description must be provided addressing the speaker’s subject knowledge and the level of knowledge that will be presented to the attendee (i.e., intermediate or advanced). Six IIBEC CEHs will be granted for an accepted paper. Additionally, presenters will earn triple credit for the length of the program (1 presentation hour yields 3 CEHs).

NOTE: Owners/clients (if applicable) have been notified this abstract is being submitted for consideration of a presentation at the 2020 ICBEST Conference and have given consent to do so.

Suggested Topics

Innovative / Unique Edge Building Enclosure Design


Durability, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Cladding (masonry, facades, metal, stucco, stone)

Fenestration (curtainwalls, glass)

Sealants and Coatings

Codes, Standards, Specification, and Testing of Materials and Assemblies

Construction Processes, Contract Administration and Case Studies

Abstract Preparation:

Limit narrative on background and problem issues. Devote the majority of the abstract text to the following:
a. Identify the primary issue that the paper will address and identify the type of new information that it will contribute to the literature.
b. Identify the basis for the information in the paper (e.g., research that you have conducted or your personal experience).
c. Identify the intended audience (designers, researchers, manufacturers, contractors, and/or building owners), state the new information that will be presented in the paper, and describe how it will be useful to said audience.
d. Provide a minimum of four learning objectives. The objectives are a brief explanation of the expected learning outcomes of the presentation.

In summary, your abstract should make a concise case for the paper you are proposing. Ultimately, the paper should be technically sound, contain credible and new information, and be something that your primary audience will find useful.

Call for abstracts has ended. To submit an abstract for another IIBEC event, click here.