Building Science

Will New Disruptive CLT-Focused Modular Home Factories Kill Construction Trades?
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Will New Disruptive CLT-Focused Modular Home Factories Kill Construction Trades?

Legal & General, which aims to be one of the U.K.'s largest homebuilders, thinks... More

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Flexible Flashings

Choices abound when it comes to exterior flashing products, but take care to select the one appropriate for the type of door or window. More

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When Good Intentions Go Bad

Wood chosen for its environmentally preferable properties is rotting in 30 different Make It Right homes in New Orleans, sparking debate about the use of new--and green--building materials. More

Keep Warm (or Cool) with New Insulation Products
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Keep Warm (or Cool) with New Insulation Products

Sarah Humphreys explores a variety of new insulation products on the market. More

Increase Comfort by Performing Energy Audits
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Increase Comfort by Performing Energy Audits

Energy audits provide homeowners with assurance that their homes are free of mold... More

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GSA Chooses LEED and Green Globes

After months of study, the GSA recommends the federal government continue to use LEED, but also recommends using Green Globes as well. More

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New Frontiers in Wood New Frontiers in Wood

Recent wood research promises tremendous benefits for a variety of industries including medical science, solar, and automobilies. The research also provides increased opportunities for engineered wood as a building material. More

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Leaky Ducts

Air escaping from a home's HVAC system can lead to increased energy costs. Here's the fix. More

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Tips for Selling to Big-Volume Builders

Getting in with the "big boys" is no easy task, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. It takes tough skin, the ability to handle losing, and knowing when to say "no." More

New Ways To Better Insulate Concrete Walls
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New Ways To Better Insulate Concrete Walls

Here's how to make sure concrete masonry block walls are insulated to meet... More

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