About the IBPSA

IBPSA (the International Building Performance Simulation Association) is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners, dedicated to improving the built environment.

For more information about IBPSA-World, kindly visit: www.ibpsa.org


The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as UAE, is a leading country in the Middle East in the area of building construction industry and is considered as one of the most important international spots for remarkable architectural projects.  The idea of forming the IBPSA-UAE emerged to respond to the country’s rapid development especially in the big cities such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  It was initiated by a small group of scholars and professionals who are advocates of integrating simulation into the industry of building construction.  In November 2005 during the Big-5 Show, the biggest construction exhibition in the Middle East, several people met in Dubai to discuss the requirements for formation of the IBPSA-UAE.  Right after that, a formal meeting on November 20, 2005 was held to draft the structure.  Election of the president and vice-president was made, and the secretary and the treasurer were nominated.