Building Science

It’s true that better built houses take more time to plan and execute and sometimes require skilled labor and subs. Correct installation is crucial for the smooth operation of many high-performance systems.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has completed corrections to the public documents distributed by the agency as part of the Safer Consumer Products Priority Products Initiative.

More than 10,000 SPF professionals have completed CPI's High Pressure SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training program. 

It’s a basic principle of what building science experts call “bulk water management”: rainwater that strikes a building has to be directed down and out. 

The idea behind exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) is attractive: a continuous insulated skin that’s lightweight, versatile, and energy-efficient. 

The nation’s largest energy user, the Department of Defense (DoD), is host to a project that demonstrates best practices for reducing a building’s carbon footprint and lowering demand for energy and water.

A new report describes how life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is being applied by state and local agencies and provides recommendations for federal, state, and local governments to help encourage the use of LCCA in the decision-making process.

The Dow Chemical Co.  said Thursday it is marketing three of its businesses for divestment, and it now expects the proceeds of its entire divestiture program to be at the higher end of its $4.5 billion to $6 billion range.

Prices of OSB have dipped to their lowest levels in 2-1/2 years in most producing regions, but the North Central region has established a strong premium compared to other areas. 

A new study puts global insulation demand squarely on the map at 24.9 billion square meters of R-1 value by 2018. This marks a significant turnaround for the market since the 2008-2013 period, indicating a growth rate of 5.0%