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
The Role of High-Complexity Low-Resolution (HCLR) Performance Modeling in the Development of Dynamic Building Envelopes TIm Frank, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, SPSU , Chip Clark, Research Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech Apr 13, 2015
The Reality of Quantifying Curtain Wall Spandrel Thermal Performance: 2D, 3D and Hotbox Testing Neil Norris, Larry Carbary, Stanley Yee, Patrick Roppel, Phillip Ciantar Apr 13, 2015
The Potential Application of Bio-Polymeric Materials in Building Facades: A Framework of multi-performance criteria matrix for selecting optimal materials by the AHP and TOPSIS methods Ahmed Ali Hassan, PhD , architect and assistant professor, Helwan University Apr 16, 2018
The NFPA 285 Fire Test’s Impact On Architectural Design And Energy Performance Richard Keleher, AIA, Thompson & Lichter Company, Canton, MA Apr 13, 2015
The Next Frontier for BIM: Interoperability With GIS John Przybyla, Woolpert Oct 01, 2010
The New BIM Player – China Xin Wong (AXTWO International) Sep 01, 2012
The Legal Revolution in Construction James L. Salmon, Esq. Founder, Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC Apr 01, 2009
The Inherent Risk of Going Green Graham Davis (IBACOS, Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
The Importance of Translating an OPR to BOD Andrew Smith, Senior Associate, WSP, Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP Apr 13, 2015
The Future of Fenestration Rating William C. duPont, Syerngy Consulting Apr 13, 2015