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After two decades Joseph Lstiburek has re-written and updated the classic “Builder’s Guide to Cold Climates. It belongs in every builder’s, architects, contractors and code officials library. It covers the principles and practices of residential construction. It includes all of the revolutionary changes to construction since the the first energy crisis…advanced framing, unvented-conditioned attics and crawlspaces, ICF construction, SIP construction, spray polyurethane foam, continuous exterior insulation, externally/internally insulated basements and slabs, frost protected foundations, d
The North American Hot-Dry & Mixed-Dry Climate edition of the Builder's Guide now provides the building industry with the latest and best practical information on how to apply building science principles to structures as systems with revised sections on: Foundations, Walls, Roofs
High Performance Enclosures: Design Guide for Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Buildings in Cold Climates provides guidance for architects and building enclosure engineers working to meet the growing need for buildings that have significantly lower operational energy consumption. John Straube addresses a range of practical questions about low energy building enclosures that save energy while simultaneously improving durability, comfort, and rain control: How much of an impact can the enclosure, massing, and orientation have?
Moisture is viewed as one of the single largest factors limiting the useful service life of a building. Moisture problems are prevalent all over the world, almost independent of climate. Elevated levels of moisture in buildings can lead to serious health effects for occupants. This document presents moisture from a building science and systems perspective.
The Structural Insulated Panel Association is a non-profit trade association that supports all segments of the structural insulated panel industry including ...
Controlling rain and ground water are the single most important factors in the design and construction of durable buildings and in the control of mold. Mold problems cannot exist without water problems. No water problems, no mold problems. The most important water problems to address are rain and ground water. Water management techniques are used in the design and construction of building enclosures to control rain and ground water.