NFPA 285 is a code-required fire safety test for exterior wall assemblies, but it can be confusing as to which building materials and designs need to comply with the testing standard.
Resource Type: Webinar
Top building scientist Dr. John Straube dives into the science of rainscreen wall systems, and what they require above all else to be effective.
Basements can account for 20% of a home’s total heat loss. While there are countless steps you can take to make homes more energy efficient, starting from the ground up is the best approach.
In this webinar, you’ll learn reliable waterproofing methods for foundations and below-grade structures from building expert Dr. Straube.
Building knowledge expert Gord Cooke discusses why we need to set new expectations for basements and foundations, cost-effective solutions that can enhance safety and comfort, and the building science behind it.
Gord Cooke discusses how builders and contractors can build better basements, increase their margins, and sell even more finished basements.
In partnership with Construction Instruction, this one-hour webinar will discuss construction details for building exteriors, including water and air barrier material choices and details that separate successful stucco installations from those that are prone to premature failure.
Construction Trends of the Future: A Building Scientist Debate with Dr. John Strabue and Dr. Joe Lstiburek
In this webinar, two of North America’s most influential building science experts go head-to-head and debate on the construction industry’s hottest topics.
Curious what it takes to achieve a very tight building enclosure? Pursuing a Passive House or Net Zero project? Graham Finch talks about how to achieve measurable improvements in airtightness and more.
Dörken’s Director of Sales David de Maria presents to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association on how to protect basements from moisture and keep them dry using the right products and installation.
Dr. Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation discusses the evolution of rainscreens in terms of design, functionality, and protection, the importance of correct installation, and what trends we might see in the future.
In this webinar, Matt Risinger shares how preserve both the aesthetics and structural integrity of the building.
In this on demand webinar with Experts André Desjarlais & Philip Boudreaux, you will learn how the Building Science Advisor Tool to help create tighter high-performance construction solutions that manage moisture risks, reduce mold potential, and improve durability.
In this on demand webinar with Dr. John Straube, we will take an in-depth look at how the right materials, in the right order, can improve durability, comfort, and thermal performance.
DELTA®-MS uses a vacuum-formed dimple pattern to create an air gap between the membrane and the foundation, allowing incidental water to drain. DELTA®’s expert and product manager, Peter Barrett, shares his knowledge and 25 years of experience within the industry.
The proof is in the building science! In this webinar, Dr. Joe Lstiburek, the founding principal of Building Science Corporation, explains how to provide superior protection for below-grade living spaces.