Engineering & Testing

Rolf Jacobson of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota, outlines his research examining the performance of eight different Passive House Walls systems.

A team of engineers at Stanford set about to develop a foundation that could withstand California’s harshest seismic activity, potentially bringing a significant reduction in the costs of insurance.

​PCS Structural Solutions finds that BIM improves delivery methods significantly.

When Superstorm Sandy assaulted the East Coast in 2012, it elevated the topic of “resilient design.” 

Cubicco offers the highest standard of comfort, safety, energy efficiency, and sustainability, for an extremely competitive price.

America's largest builder of manufactured houses, Clayton Homes, has been selected by the Systems Building Research Alliance (SBRA) to build three homes for a 15-month energy performance test.

This month, SBCA Marketing Chair Jess Lohse considers "innovative framing" and the potential it holds for the future of component manufacturing.

Braving a harsh winter with snow-covered solar panels, the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Washington DC has come up trumps in a year-long study of its energy harvesting capabilities.

The wind load provisions in ASCE 7 can seem overly complicated and confusing. One common criticism is that more than one method is permitted to compute the main wind force resisting system (MWFRS) loads for rigid low-rise buildings.

Following is a chronological summary of the correspondence between SBCA and AWC regarding its Special Design Provisions for Wind & Seismic (SDPWS) consensus standard.