Special Projects

Vancouver Test Hut Special Project Vancouver Test Hut Special Project Thermal Metric Special Project Thermal Metric Special Project The Masonry Retrofit Project The Masonry Retrofit Project Ventilation for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings

In addition to the day-to-day work of consulting, teaching, and writing, Building Science Corporation works with an array of industry leaders on substantial, ongoing programs of research and demonstration. These “Special Projects” are intended to advance the understanding of broad building science issues, help overcome hard-to-solve problems observed in the field, or demonstrate leading edge or emerging building techniques and products. They cover a wide range of topics relevant to both commercial and residential construction.

In this section of buildingscience.com, we explore the range and significance of some of this previously hidden BSC research.

The Vancouver Test Hut Project

An investigation into moisture-related challenges in the Pacific Northwest climate of coastal British Columbia.

The Thermal Metric Project

The Thermal Metric project aims to support good design and construction practices by improving the understanding and measurement of thermal performance.

The Masonry Retrofit Project

BSC’s research into freeze-thaw damage has drawn strongly on field experience, which in turn is informed by research findings. The goal of this work is to improve the way freeze-thaw risk is assessed, to better inform masonry retrofit decisions.

Ventilation for New Low-Rise Residential Buildings

BSC's criterion defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical ventilation systems in new low-rise residential buildings.