Building Science

When facility executives are faced with the important decision of selecting roofing insulation for a project, there are several critical factors that must be considered.

Novomer, Inc. recently sold their breakthrough Converge polyol technology and associated operations to Saudi Aramco at a value of up to $100 Million.

The roofing manufacturer GAF has announced that its EnergyGuard Polyiso insulation board has been certified for recycled content by GreenCircle Certified.

There’s increasing evidence that moisture is one of the biggest enemies to builders. Mismanaged moisture can lead to premature structural deterioration, shorten the life of exterior claddings and paints, foster mold, rot, and insect infestation — not to mention lead to costly litigation.

Boral introduced Boral Drain-N-Dry Lath with Delta-DryTechnology, a solution for advanced moisture control in the building envelope.

Firestone announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems and provider of top-tier waterproofing and spray foam insulation solutions

To help builders and installers understand these challenges better, ABTG’s Jay Crandell presented, “Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: Practical Building Science to Keep Walls Dry,” at the IBS Show.

A spray polyurethane foam insulation said to be the first to eliminate ozone depletion and reduce the impact of global warming has been enhanced by Houston-based Lapolla Industries Inc.

ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.

While energy efficiency is a consideration when developers and architects propose and erect newer buildings, the vast majority of Chicagoans live in older homes that are energy intensive.