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

Titlesort descending Author Date
A Case Study for Waterproofing Below-Grade Walls Shored with Continuous Soil Mix Technology Using Bentonite Waterproofing System Rodney Lock (Morrison Hershfield Corp.), Stephane Hoffman (Morrison Hershfield Corp.), Amanda Prot (Morrison Hershfield Corp.) Apr 02, 2012
A Critical Analysis of the Passive House Standard for the Climates of the United States Ryan M. Abendroth, Passive Energy Designs LLC, Saint Louis, MO Apr 13, 2015
A Detailed Study of Sunshades and their Effects on Performance Joe Fong, RA, NCARB, LEED AP (BD+C) Walter P. Moore Apr 13, 2015
A High-Performance Rammed Earth Wall System for Cold Climates Rob Pyatt, Assoc. AIA, Christopher O'Hara, PE, William P. Babbington, AIA, PE, Rongrong Hu, PhD Feb 01, 2015
A Journey in Integrated Design - The Renewal of Ketchum Arts and Sciences Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder Linda Morrison, PE (Ambient Energy), Melanie Short, AIA (SlaterPaul Architects), Michael Kaufman (Ambient Energy) Apr 12, 2010
A Method to Detect and Locate Roof Leaks Using Conductive Tapes David Vokey, P. Eng. (Detec Systems LLC) Apr 12, 2010
A Methodology for Developing Sustainable, High Performance Building Envelopes Grahame Maisey, PE (Building Services Consultants) Apr 02, 2012
A Modest Proposal for a Transdisciplinary Curriculum for the Design, Construction, Management and Maintenance of Architecture Lamar Henderson, RA, School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America, Nancy L. Jordan, PhD, Oct 01, 2009
A New Paradigm for the Design of Sustainable Buildings Warren Knowles, P.Eng, Brian Hubbs, P.Eng, Paul Kernan, MAIBC, Graham Finch, MASc Apr 12, 2010
A Quantitative Analysis of Thermal Bridging Andrea Love, AIA, and Charles S. Klee, AIA, Payette Associates Feb 01, 2014