Building Science

Correct selection of caulks and sealants based on properties and applications is important to the weathertightness of the building envelope. Here is a simple guide.

Demilec® Inc. announces Heatlok HFO has been nominated for the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 Best of IBS Award in the Best Green Building Product category.

By improving the building envelope, energy loss can be reduced and Kingspan has expanded its insulation product lines over the past 2 years to continue to offer the market a wide variety of solutions for wood frame, steel frame, residential and commercial construction.

The 2019 model of the New American Home — this year distinguished by minimal decoration, abundant glass and a flat-sloping roof line — to put a spotlight on innovative products and green building techniques using polymers and other materials.

SprayWorks Equipment Group is proud to announce its new invention, the Coaterbot. Created by long-time Polyurethanes equipment inventor and founder of a 4th generation company – James Davidson created the Coaterbot to cover a broader spectrum of material applications

The ZIP System brand is known for transforming structural exteriors as the creators of integrated sheathing that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies. Huber Engineered Woods announced the immediate availability of six new ZIP System flashing and stretch tapes.

The TYPAR Drainable Wrap features a layer of multi-directional polypropylene fibers that is designed to divert bulk water from exterior wall cavities, creating an efficient drainage gap that is said to shed more bulk water than traditional house wraps.

DuPont Performance Building Solutions is promoting a combined, more robust portfolio for the marketplace across Dow and DuPont, including industry-leading brands such as DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope and STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) as part of one offering.

BTO announced it is investing up to $19.5 million in 19 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for future technological developments and reductions in building energy consumption.

Two innovative technologies from Dow, the world’s leading materials science company, as well as the company’s Coating Materials research division have won BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.