National Institute of Building Sciences

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Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort ascending
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
Single and Double Layered Vacuum Insulation Panels of the Same Thickness in Comparison Samuel Brunner (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), T. Stahl (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology), Karim Ghazi Wakili (Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) Apr 02, 2012
How the Current Sustainability Movement Impacts the Enclosure: A Look at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Centre Catherine Lemieux, P.Eng. (Morrison Hershfield Ltd.) Apr 02, 2012
Simple, Fast, Cost Effective Methods of Foam Board Joint Sealing for Air Barrier Assemblies in Commercial Construction Katherine L. Johnson (The Dow Chemical Company), Daniel A. Tempas (The Dow Chemical Company) Apr 02, 2012
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
Energy Savings by Retrofitting Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Case Studies Marianne F. Touchie (University of Toronto), Kim D. Pressnail (University of Toronto), Ekaterina S. Tzekova (University of Toronto) Apr 02, 2012
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
Impacts of Operating Hardware on Window Thermal Performance Robert Hart (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Cezary Misiopecki (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Arild Gustavsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Bjørn Petter Jelle (SINTEF Building and Infrastructure/Norwegian University of Science), Dariush Arasteh (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Apr 02, 2012
Documentation of Complex Building Enclosures Kevin M. Turner, AIA (The Freelon Group), Kevin Day, AIA (The Freelon Group), Eric Lankes, AIA (The Freelon Group) Apr 02, 2012