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
Practical Residential Wall Systems: R-30 and Beyond Robb A. Aldrich (Steven Winter Associates), Lois Arena (Steven WInter Associates), William Zoeller (steven Winter Associates) Apr 12, 2010
Functional Performance Testing Within the Building Envelope Commissioning Process Kevin Knight (Architectural Testing Inc.), John A. Runkle (Architectural Testing Inc.), Bryan J. Boyle Retro-Specs Consultants Ltd Apr 12, 2010
Selecting the Ideal Windows for a High Performance Home in a Cold Climate Ari S. Rapport (IBACOS) Apr 12, 2010
Why a Mock Up - Because the Owner Expects it Done Right Brian Stroik (Oscar J. Boldt Construction) Apr 12, 2010
Window Selection Methodologies and Optimiation in High-Performance Commercial Buildings Kerry L. Haglund (University of Minnesota) Apr 12, 2010
Glazing Upgrade at Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Angel Ayon (WASA/Studio A), William Rose (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Apr 12, 2010
Developing the Next Three Generations of Zero-Energy Windows Brandon Tinianov, PhD, PE (Serious Materials) Apr 12, 2010
Troubleshooting in Design of Construction Details, Walls Mark Lawton, P. Eng. (Morrison Hershfield Limited) Apr 12, 2010
Building Envelope Upgrade at Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum WIlliam B. Rose (Willam B. Rose and Associates), Angel Ayon (WASA/Studio A) Apr 12, 2010
Osmosis and the Blistering of Polyurethane Waterproofing Membranes Graham Finch, MASc (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Brian Hubbs, P.Eng, (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Robert Bombino, MS, PE (RDH Building Sciences) Apr 12, 2010