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
Performance of Glass FIber Lath as a Plaster Base with Exterior Cement Plaster (Stucco) William F. Egan (BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC), Eric Auman (BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC) Apr 10, 2010
OSB Sheathing with Integral Water-Resistive Barriers Thomas Thorsell (Syracuse University), Mark Bomberg (Syracusse University) Apr 10, 2010
Monitoring of Internal Moisture Loads in Residential Buildings - Research Design and Early Findings Lois Arena (Steven Winter Associates Inc.), Michael D. Blanford (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Apr 10, 2010
BIM and FM: The Portal to Lifecycle Facility Management David A. Jordani, FAIA Apr 01, 2010
Interoperability on a Large Scale Deborah L. MacPherson, AIA, CSI CCS, Specifications and Research, Cannon Design, Michelle A. Raymond Apr 01, 2010
No BIM for You: The Case for Not Doing BIM Michael LeFevre, HOlder COnstruction Company Apr 01, 2010
Mass Notification for Higher Education Tod Schneider (National Center for Educational Facilties) Jan 01, 2010
CPTED 101: Crime Prevention Through Envrionmental Design--The Fundamentals Tod Schneider Jan 01, 2010
Chemical/Biological/Radiaton (CBR) Safety of the Building Envelope Rob Bolin, PE, Syska Hennessy Group Nov 23, 2009
BIM as a Risk Management Platform Enabling Integrated Practice and Delivery Robert Harvey, PE, Executive Director of LMCCC, Tarek Bahgat, Vice President of GT and Managing Director of GTUAE, David Gerber, PhD, Vice President of GT, Assistant Professor USC School of Architecture, James Kotronis, Director of GT New York, David Pysh, Senior Project Consultant, GT New York Oct 01, 2009