National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that successfully brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States. Authorized by the U.S. Congress, the Institute provides an authoritative source and a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sectors within the built environment. The Institute's mission to serve the public interest is accomplished by supporting advances in building sciences and technologies for the purpose of improving the performance of our nation's buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources. For more information visit

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort ascending
Physical or Virtual? : Effectiveness of Virtual Mockups of Building Envelope Systems Minjung Maing (Georgia Institute of Technology) Apr 02, 2012
Boundary Conditions for Water Tightness Testing Based on Pareto-Front Analysis Nathan Van Den Bossche (Ghent University), Michael A. Lacasse (NRC-CNRC), Arnold Janssens (Ghent University) Apr 02, 2012
Frost Damage of Roof Tiles in Relatively Warm Areas in Japan: Influence of Surface Finish on Water Penetration Chiemi Iba (Hokkaido Research Organization), Shuichi Hokoi (Kyoto University) Apr 02, 2012
Quality Management in the Design and Construction of Enclosure Systems Michael P. Steffen, AIA (Walsh Construction Co.), Martin J. Houston (Walsh Construction Co.) Apr 02, 2012
Water Infiltration through Openings in a Vertical Plane Under Static and Dynamic Pressure Conditions Michael A. Lacasse (National Research Council Canada), Nathan Van Den Bossche (Ghent University), Travis Moore (National Research Council Canada) Apr 02, 2012
Retrofitting Timber Frame Walls with Vacuum Insulation Panels Erland Sveipe (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Bjorn Petter Jelle (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Sivert Uvsløkk (SINTEF Building and Infrastructure), Steinar Grynning (SINTEF Building and Infrastructure), Jan Vincent Thue (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Berit Time (SINTEF Building and Infrastructure), Arild Gustavsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Apr 02, 2012
Building Enclosure Commissioning of a Student Athletic Facility Paul E. Totten, PE (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.), Andrew Smith (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Joining the Pieces Together: A New Weatherbarrier Sealant to Ensure Energy Retention of Commercial Buildings Andrea Wagner (Dow Corning Corporation), Kelly Broker (Dow Corning Corporation) Apr 02, 2012
Structural and Hygrothermal Field Monitoring of Thick Continuously Insulated Wall Assemblies Utilized in a Multistory Residential Building Gary Parsons (The Dow Chemical Company), Jeff Hansbro (The Dow Chemical Company), Craig Buck (The Dow Chemical Company), Scott Croasdale, M.Eng, P.Eng, PE (JRS Engineering Ltd.), Joel Schwartz, P.Eng, FEC, BEP (JRS Engineering Ltd.) Apr 02, 2012
Assessing Thermal Comfort near Glass Facades with New Tools Sabine Hoffmann (Center for the Built Environment, University of California at Berkeley), Christoph Jedek (Center for the Built Environment, University of California at Berkeley), Edward Arens (Center for the Built Environment, University of California at Berkeley) Apr 02, 2012