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 ascending Author Date
Using Real-Time CMMS Asset Data Capture During Construction to Improve Facility Management Birgitta Foster (buildingSMART alliance) Sep 01, 2012
Using Infrared Thermography in Flat and Low-Sloped Roofing Systems Gregory R. Stockton, principal, Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc. Feb 01, 2014
Use of Thermal Inertia for Reduction of HVAC Energy Consumption in Cooling Dominated and Mixed Climates Jan Kośny, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, Elizabeth Kossecka, Polish Academy Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Ali Fallahi, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Inc., Cookeville, TN, USA Apr 13, 2015
Updates to Maps for the 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions Nicolas Luco, PhD, US Geological Survey Mar 22, 2016
Unlocking Value from the National BIM Standard™ E. William East, PE, PhD, Engineering Research and Development Center, Danielle R. Love, Engineering Research and Development Center Apr 01, 2011
Understanding Prefabricated Building Enclosure Systems Derek B. McCowan, PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. (SGH), Corey C. Wowk, LEED AP, SGH, Sean M. O'Brien, PE, LEED AP, SGH Feb 01, 2015
Ultra High Performance Concrete Panels for Prefabricated Wall Assemblies Kevin Gannon, RA, Director, Program Development, TAKTL LLC Apr 16, 2018
Troubleshooting in Design of Construction Details, Walls Mark Lawton, P. Eng. (Morrison Hershfield Limited) Apr 12, 2010
Transparent Generator Windows Eric Carbonnier, PhD, Vice President of Sustainability University of Oregon / HMC Architects, G.Z. Brown, FAIA, University of Oregon Apr 16, 2018
Towards Interoperable Building Product Content Stephen A. Jones, Senior Director, McGraw-Hill Construction, John K. Lien, Director, Content Management, Business Information Group, The McGraw-Hill Companies Oct 01, 2008