Building Science

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.

If you're thinking about buying a do-it-yourself spray foam insulation kits for your home, fire officials and those in the industry recommend you think again because of safety and fire issues.

Foamed plastic insulation in the residential market is forecast to rise 4.4% per annum to 520 million pounds in 2022, valued at $1.1 billion. Foamed plastics are projected to be the fastest growing material in the residential insulation market through 2022.

On a recent build, Matt Risinger leaned on the adhesive capacity of two-part, closed-cell polyurethane foam to provide increased racking resistance to the frame walls and uplift resistance and waterproofing to the framed roof.