Building Science

DowDuPont Inc., created from the merger of the largest U.S. chemical companies, is learning from Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen that one way to make more money is to abandon more research.

SIPs basements using preservative treated wood are a code-approved building system that replaces concrete foundations.

Strong global growth prospects, rising exports, increased manufacturing, balanced inventories, healthy demand, and sufficient, inexpensive shale gas combined suggest positive growth this year for the U.S. chemical industry.

Even the highest performing facades can be undone by gaps or by under-utilizing insulation. Weather and air barriers have expanded to fill a variety of niches, from eco-friendly insulation to ready-to-install sealant.

All these luxury units will be equipped with innovative sustainability features including solar panels, LED lighting, hybrid water heaters, Icynene spray foam in all exterior walls and ceilings for insulation and soundproofing.

Here are three best practices for constructing ICF buildings.

ACC and its members commend Administrator Pruitt for taking action to make sure that the Risk Management Program continues to deliver solid results when it comes to regulating safety at chemical facilities.

Dow Polyurethanes announces the opening of a new Systems House in the Maharashtra state in India, further expanding its already strong network of more than 20 sites for production, development and technical service

ASHRAE has announced that registration is open for the Third International Conference of Efficient Building Design, 4-5 Oct. 2018 at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Smart builders  provide their teams with the tools and materials to get the job done This article takes a look at a few tangible examples as they relate to the wall and ceiling industry, specifically for air barriers, continuous insulation, and lath attachment.