Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls
To help the industry address the energy and moisture performance of masonry walls, a DOE Building America team has done the research - here's a summary.
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At Integrated Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS), our mission is to enable the industry to build high-quality homes.To further that mission, IBACOS is constantly looking for opportunities to ... [continue reading]
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In 1993, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invited building scientists, architects, and engineers to take part in a program, called Building America, that would bring highly efficient, super-comfortable homes into the mainstream market. [continue reading]
Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...