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  • Behind the Scenes: Lighting Research

    despite persistent funding concerns, two u.s. research facilities continue to discover new and improved practices for the lighting industry. The Lighting Research Center (LRC), located in Troy, New York, and part of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's School of Architecture, is devoted solely to...

  • Round-The-Clock Research

    Put 10 really smart college students into a combination dorm and laboratory, give them complex projects to work on, and monitor everything they do. The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University in Durham, N.C., may sound like the premise for a reality show (that question is even addressed in the...

  • Notebook

    Code copyrights questioned, research on radiant heating, Solar Decathlon, marketing wheat-straw board, union-funded home mortgages

  • Q&A: Backpriming Siding

    Q: I have often read that wood siding should be backprimed before installation. But I believe that a primer without a finish coat is of no value, because I don’t think a primer can slow down moisture movement. Has there been any research or testing on thi

  • Q&A: Identifying Poria Fungus

    Q: While renovating a home in New Jersey, I found a fungus-like growth a few inches long growing between the tile floor and the base molding in the bathroom. The house is on a concrete slab. Is there anywhere I can have this growth tested to see if it is poria?

  • Notebook

    Drywall shortage is history; ASHRAE’s new ventilation standard meets resistance; rebates offered for affordable housing in Dallas; knee therapy holds promise for builders; precut stud lengths all over the map; more

  • Practical Engineering: Holding Down the Roof

    Wind uplift on roofs

  • Q&A: Shingling Over Stressed-Skin Panels

    Q: Is it necessary to provide ventilation under shingles installed over SIP (structural insulated panel) roofs? I’ve heard that shingles installed directly over SIPs, without a vent cavity, fail prematurely.

  • Eight-Penny News

    Dealing with aluminum wiring, job-site recycling update, builders fight proposed fire sprinkler ordinances

  • Eight-Penny News

    Referral network for insurance repairs, ambitious research into storm-resistant houses, MSDS for sawdust