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Designed for builders, architects, and remodelers, this DVD-ROM shows you how to use the latest tools and techniques of building science to construct comfortable, energy-efficient homes.
I’ve teamed up with my colleagues Justin Wilson and Gord Cooke to close the gap between manufacturers’ innovative products and their implementation in the field.
Each year LBM Journal recognizes three companies of different sizes to acknowledge outstanding performance with their annual entrepreneur of the year awards. This year one of Mark’s clients, Parr Lumber of Oregon, has won that honor.
The goal of heating, cooling and ventilating systems is to provide an environment that supports our narrow band of comfort expectations: a conditioned air space with temperatures somewhere between 70 + 71 degrees F and a relative humidity of about 40%.
Building a weather tight home helps to ensure the durability and longevity of the structure. It also creates an opportunity for significant energy savings. But does a tight house compromise indoor air quality by restricting fresh air and natural ventilation? In the following short video, I explain how to avoid this predicament.
This past May I took a break and traveled for a month through Europe. Though my intent was to NOT think about building science for awhile, I found my eyes were drawn to construction details in every city and village I visited.
What interesting times we are living in right now. The housing market is in upheaval and the building industry is wondering how to respond.
DR Horton is one of the largest builders in the country. I’ve been working with their Sacramento Division for over 5 years and they are building some of the most innovative housing available.
Moisture-related problems are appearing more and more frequently in both commercial and residential buildings. It is now being strongly recommended that all exterior claddings be vented off the building to create a better opportunity for drainage and drying to occur.