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
Three Dimensional Effects on the Thermal Performance of Insulated Curtain Wall Spandrels Andrew Dunlap, AIA, Principal, SmithGroupJJR Inc., Ryan Asava, Associate, SmithGroupJJR Inc., Katerina Gross, RA, SmithGroupJJR Inc. Apr 16, 2018
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
Poka-Yoke - A Window Manufacturer's Response to Leakage and Quality Control David Schnerch, PhD, PE, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associat, Nikki Baldvins, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Apr 16, 2018
Convective Heat Loss: A Critical Analysis of Conventional Rainscreen Design Dr. M. Steven Doggett, Principal Scientist, Built Environments, Inc. Apr 16, 2018
Classification + Reference Standards for UHPC in Architectural Applications George Quercia, PhD, Director of Research, TAKTL LLC, Kevin Gannon, RA, Director of Program Development, TAKTL LLC Apr 16, 2018
Hidden in Plain Sight; Understanding Air Leakage and Innovative Technologies Laverne Dalgleish Executive Director, Air Barrier Association of America Apr 16, 2018
Building in Tight Urban Spaces Wendy Talarico, architectural services specialist , W.R. Meadows, Phil Moses, vice president, INTECH Construction, Fred Baumert, principal, Keast & Hood Structural Engineers Apr 16, 2018
High-rise Buildings with Combustible Exterior Insulation Systems - A Risk Assessment Tool for Building Authorities Kathleen Almand, PE, Vice President of Research, NFPA Apr 16, 2018
Cyclone Resistant Glazing Jennifer Schneider, Kuraray America Inc Apr 16, 2018
Improving Fire Protection System Performance Victoria Valentine, Director, Society of Fire Protection Engineers Apr 16, 2018