Top 15 Building-Science Stories of the Past Year

BUILDER's most viewed building-science stories from the past 12 months. 

The metal roofing system from the Department of Defense reduces a building's carbon footprint by conserving energy and water. 

Cubicco USA's modular home that can withstand severe hurricane storms.

Tips for avoiding frozen pipes during cold weather months. 

How can builders prevent frozen pipes during construction? BUILDER contributor Leonard Morse-Fortier provides frozen pipe scenarios and and how to avoid them

A home's air tightness is one of the many things a builder can look at when building better homes.

Our step-by-step illustrations show how to prevent issues that lead to customer dissatisfaction.

The 2015 IECC had major changes that affected new home construction. 

In the Northeast and other cold-weather climates, construction doesn’t stop in the winter. However, seasonal adjustments often have to be made and one of these involves the way concrete is mixed. 

Messana's prefabricated Ray Magic panels are installed the same way as traditional drywall, on 16- or 24-inch o.c. framing with drywall screws.

A completed basement interior built with Epitome composite foundation walls from Composite Panel Systems (CPS). The innovative foundation is highly insulated and fire resistant. 

Sam Rashkin and his team at the DOE unveil their "Building Science Translator."

North Carolina HVAC contractor Duane Gentry has seen demand for energy-recovery ventilators (ERVs) jump with efforts to achieve increased energy efficiency and better indoor air quality.

"The key message for all builders is that there are profound opportunities to improve the new home buyer consumer experience," from Sam Rashkin.

How to keep rooftop photovoltaics open as a future option for homes with a south-facing roof.

A special ground-thawing system is helping to keep construction moving on the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.

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