Building Science

An engineered wood product that has the potential to transform building construction has been included in the New Zealand Building Code.

An effective new form of insulation created entirely from wood has been created by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research.

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) recently released a report titled, "Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings." 

A team of software developers is offering a free online calculator you can use to compare the thermal performance and cost of a variety of roof, floor, and wall assemblies.

Stone wool is often specified for its superior properties such as energy efficiency, sustainability, fire protection, water resistance, and sound control.

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has bought a Texas polyurethane feedstock plant from DuPont Co.

Strengthening its position as a one-stop-shop for complete roof solutions, CertainTeed announced the introduction of seven new roofing ventilation products.

The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy policy.

An iPad app designed to teach children about structural engineering has taken the US by storm, reaching #22 on the download charts for the iconic tablet brand.

Deco Truss has partnered with Cubicco, a Dutch pre-fabricated modular home producer.