Conditions of Use

Building Science Corporation permits the use of any of its web-based technical resources for personal and educational non-commercial purposes only. This use can include downloading, distributing, or printing any of the web-based technical resources, so long as the following accompanies the information:

Please note that attribution is not a substitute for copyright permission. Information published by BSC on is protected by copyright under U.S. and International copyright laws and conventions. Without the express written permission of BSC or the other copyright holders, the User may not use, distribute, store, modify, publish, transmit or participate in the transfer, sale or reproduction nor create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or store any part of its material for purposes other than the user's personal, non-commercial use.

FAQ: How do I know what an approved use is?

Q: May my company post one of BSC's articles on our company website as a technical resource?

A: We do not permit the reposting of our material but DO permit and encourage linking to the source material on website with proper attribution. Aside from copyright issues, this also ensures that your website users get the updates that we frequently make to our online documents. If you have questions about the proper authorship and company information, please send an email to and we will help confirm the correct information.

Q: May I use one of your online articles in our company or trade association newsletter?

A: We do not allow the republishing of our copyrighted materials in full (we should note that some of these articles are also under a copyright agreement with other organizations who may be the original publisher) but with a written request on a case-by-case basis we may permit the publication of excerpts from these articles provided that the author and company information is clearly presented and there is a link to the full text of the article on our website. Please send an email to that includes the actual text that you would like to use and we will be happy to review individual requests.