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
Double Wall Framing Technique – An Example of High Performance, Sustainable Building Envelope Technology Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer CSE – Cambridge MA, USA, Andi Asiz, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kaushik Biswas, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, Nitin Shukla, Fraunhofer CSE – Cambridge MA, USA Apr 13, 2015
Drainage Capabilities and Heat Loss of Different Inverted Roofs Assemblies Matthew Pel, B.Tech., Eng.L., Building Science Consultant and Principal, Morrison Hershfield, Derek Budde B.Sc. EIT, Building Science Consultant and Principal, Morrison Hershfield Apr 16, 2018
Durability of Water-Resistive Barriers as a Factor in Litigation David Nicastro, CEO, Building Diagnostics Apr 16, 2018
Dynamic Exterior Wall Systems for Solid Masonry Walls in Humidified Buildings Sean O'Brien, PE (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.), Vince Cammalleri, AIA (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.) Apr 02, 2012
Dynamic Façades: Solving the High Performance Building Challenge without Design Compromise Helen E Sanders, Vice President, Technical Business Development, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc., Fariba, Louis Podbelski, Vice President, Architectural Solutions, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc., Faribault, MN Apr 13, 2015
Early Phase Performance Modeling to Right-Size Building Enclosure Jillian Burgess, RA. The Facade Group, Philadelphia, PA Apr 13, 2015
Earned Value Analysis Scott Cullen, Faithful+Gould Oct 27, 2014
Earthquakes and Schools National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities Jan 01, 2008
Eco-Efficiency Analysis of Wall Cladding Systems Richard Martens (BASF Wall Systems), Bruce Uhlman (BASF Wall Systems) Apr 02, 2012
Effect of Aging on Service Life of Vacuum Insulation Panels Erlend Wegger (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Bjørn Petter Jelle (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Erland Sveipe (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Steinar Grynning (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Ruben Baetens (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Jan Vincent Thue (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)) Apr 12, 2010