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The IBPSA Board of Directors consists of representatives from each of its 31 regional affiliates, as well as 10 At-Large Directors who are directly elected by the entire IBPSA membership. Five of the At-Large Directors will complete their terms in 2021. Therefore, an election will be held shortly to fill these five positions for two-year terms. All members of IBPSA who are interested in serving IBPSA are able and encouraged to stand for election to fill these positions. As a member of IBPSA-England you are a member of IBPSA.

If you would like to stand for election as an At-Large Director on IBPSA's Board of Directors, then you must provide the following information via email to: Danielle Monfet (Danielle.Monfet@etsmtl.ca) by 28 May 2021 at the latest. This deadline is inflexible: late submissions will not be considered. Send this information in the body of the email, not in attached files. Your candidature must be supported by two other members of IBPSA; these people should be copied on your email to Danielle Monfet.

Your name:
Your job title:
Your institution/employer:
IBPSA Affiliate of which you are a member:
Names and Affiliates of two IBPSA members supporting your candidature:

Provide a statement that will be included with the election ballot. This statement should be written in the first person and should highlight your relevant experience, contributions, and aspirations that qualify you to serve as an IBPSA Director. Mention the positions you have held and the volunteer contributions you have made to IBPSA-World and Affiliate activities, including your contributions towards organizing international and regional building simulation conferences. The statement should be a maximum 300 words: longer texts will not be accepted.

The election to the IBPSA Board of Directors for the period of 2021-2023 will then take place in June / July 2021.

CIBSE Building Simulation Group and IBPSA-England held a joint webinar 'Estimating Airborne Infection Through Simulation and Analysis’ on May 5th 2021. Recent wider acceptance of far-field being a significant, if not primary in some circumstances, transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 has thrown a late focus on how the ventilation design and operation of our buildings might support a reduction in infection rates. The event included speakers from academia and industry who discussed some of the simulation and analysis tools and methods used to understand airborne infection in the built environment and some of the latest research programmes that have been designed to further improve our understanding and applications.

Programme and Presentations
-Welcome: Darren Woolf - view pdf
-An introduction to AIRBODS: Malcolm Cook - view pdf
-Estimating the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 by airborne aerosols: Benjamin Jones - view pdf
-Estimation of airborne risk in schools and an introduction to CO-TRACE: Paul Linden - view pdf
-Return to work imperative - How CFD is helping to mitigate risk in enclosed environments: Fred Mendonca - view pdf
-Indoor air quality during lockdown - A monitoring-based simulation-assisted study in London: Farhang Tahmasebi and Elizabeth Cooper - view pdf
-Summary - Building simulation and airborne infection: Darren Woolf - view pdf
-Panel Q&A