Building Science

On April 1, 2019, RCI, Inc., a nonprofit association originally incorporated in 1983 as the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), will officially become the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC; pronounced eye-bec).

Insulation stays out of sight, but when you’re expanding your building or installing a new roof, it should be top of mind. Facilities professionals who are new to the field or are taking on their first expansion project are facing a steep learning curve.

Hennecke Group, leader in manufacturing and supply of polyurethane processing equipment and plants, has shifted its North American headquarters to a new purpose-built facility south of Pittsburgh, PA, that features Hunter Panel's exterior insulation.

Building owners, architects, roofing consultants and contractors now have a new go-to means of addressing reflectivity codes across North America thanks to a joint effort between SOPREMA and 3M.

Kingspan Insulation LLC, a leading manufacturer in energy efficiency and moisture management products, has announced its new King for a Day Sweepstakes.

Icynene-Lapolla, a global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient insulation for construction, today introduced Lapolla FOAM-LOK 750 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation.

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate within many industries, including spray foam. Being aware of the advances in technology will not only help contractors, architects, and suppliers stay ahead of the competition, but it may also help with productiveness, safety, and expansion.

Kathy Miks, Johns Manville's spray foam Product Manager, is the newly elected Vice Chair of the Spray Foam Coalition, a dynamic organization of companies that produce and sell polyurethane spray foam insulation systems and the chemicals and equipment necessary for their use.

A just-released “Buildings Benchmark,” the first of 19 Community Resilience Benchmarks—will support efforts to create more resilient structures in local communities that can withstand natural disasters.

The 179D Energy Policy Act allows for a tax deduction for the installation of energy-efficient systems in a building, including HVAC, building envelope insulation and lighting.