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 www.nibs.org.

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort descending
Field Monitoring of Embedded Wood Members in Insulated Masonry Walls in a Cold Climate Kohta Ueno, Senior Associate, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA, Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA Apr 13, 2015
Form vs Function? John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc. Apr 13, 2015
Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation Apr 13, 2015
Thermal Resistance of Enclosed Reflective Airspaces in Building Applications Hamed H. Saber Apr 13, 2015
Thermal Performance and Energy Savings Potential of Attic Radiant Barrier Systems Som Shrestha, PhD, BEMP, ORNL, Andre Desjarlais, ORNL Apr 13, 2015
Quantifying Façade Performance: Advances in Simulation and Field Testing Stephen Selkowitz, Group Leader, Windows and Envelope Materials, LBNL Apr 13, 2015
Importance of the Building Enclosure in Meeting Sustainable Building-Performance Goals H. Jay Enck Apr 13, 2015
State of the Art of NFPA 285 Brian Kuhn, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Apr 13, 2015
Measuring Field Performance of Aerogel Insulation in a Hot, Dry Climate Bryan Urban, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Nitin Shukla, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Anthony D. Fontanini, Iowa State University, USA , Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA Apr 13, 2015
Weathered OSB Air and Water Leakage Testing Paul Grahovac, PROSOCO Apr 13, 2015

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