Building Science

TYPAR is working on the ABC Green Home 4.0 project, which will be share the innovative designs of all systems in the home including: civil, architectural, structural, MEP, and smart home technologies and interiors.

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published the findings from research conducted to support the development of a calculation methodology for determining the U-factors and R-values for wall assemblies containing cold-formed steel.

With spray foam insulation and opportunities to increase traditional insulation, wood framing has been found to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The switch is precipitated by saving time and money.

With various insulation options available to your customers, it can often be difficult for them to make a buying decision. To help that process, let’s run through the facts and fallacies of insulation.

But before you contact your supplier about that bad material, investigate the possibility that it was not installed correctly. Make sure you have followed the manufacturer’s recommendations about substrate preparation, temperature, humidity, equipment settings and spray technique.

There is a lot of lingo in the building construction industry. So, when someone creates a detail that clearly illustrates design details and provides corresponding definitions, it needs to be shared as broadly as possible.

As with many other building materials, moisture adversely impacts thermal insulation. This article discusses why insulation and water don’t mix, and highlights the moisture performance of several commonly used insulation types.

A troubling question being raised today is whether wall assemblies that pass NFPA 285 are actually safe enough. This article explores the effectiveness of the standard as it applies to U.S. construction.

While this article addresses one approach to effective air sealing, a number of effective approaches to air- and water-sealing windows installed over exterior foam sheathing (very complicated by today’s standards) are outlined in step-by-step guides on continuousinsulation.org.

The Residences at Blackstone, a recently completed luxury multi-family project in Park City, Utah is an example of how the state’s desire to improve energy efficiency in homes has resulted in the use of new products that improve building performance.