National Institute of Building Sciences

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Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort descending
Thermal and Hygrothermal Analysis in Building Envelope Commissioning Philip Parker, P. Eng, MRICS, (Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.), Cara Lozinsky, University of British Columbia Apr 10, 2010
Performance of Glass FIber Lath as a Plaster Base with Exterior Cement Plaster (Stucco) William F. Egan (BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC), Eric Auman (BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC) Apr 10, 2010
OSB Sheathing with Integral Water-Resistive Barriers Thomas Thorsell (Syracuse University), Mark Bomberg (Syracusse University) Apr 10, 2010
Monitoring of Internal Moisture Loads in Residential Buildings - Research Design and Early Findings Lois Arena (Steven Winter Associates Inc.), Michael D. Blanford (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) Apr 10, 2010
Effect of Aging on Service Life of Vacuum Insulation Panels Erlend Wegger (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Bjørn Petter Jelle (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Erland Sveipe (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Steinar Grynning (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Ruben Baetens (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Jan Vincent Thue (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)) Apr 12, 2010
Development and Benchmarking of a New Whole Building Hygrothermal Model Fitsum Tariku (Institute for Research in Construction), Kumar Kumaran (Institute for Research in Construction), Paul Fazio (Concordia University) Apr 12, 2010
Eliminating the Potential for Air and Moisture Infiltration at the Window-Wall Interface Peter Poirier (Tremco Inc.), Brian Stroik (Oscar Boldt Construction) Apr 12, 2010
Brick Veneer Steel Stud (BV-SS) Wall Systems and Insulated Composite Backup (ICB) Panels Keith D. Boyer (CENTRIA), John Preece, AIA (90Ten Architects) Apr 12, 2010
Improving Building Enclosures Thermal Efficiency as a Goal of Energy Efficiency Paul E. Totten, PE (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.), Marcin Pazera, PhD (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.) Apr 12, 2010
A Method to Detect and Locate Roof Leaks Using Conductive Tapes David Vokey, P. Eng. (Detec Systems LLC) Apr 12, 2010