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 new section of buildingscience.com, we will provide our readers with a concise summary of some of these Special Projects. We were pleased to launch this exciting initiative with the Vancouver Test Hut Project, an investigation into moisture-related challenges in the Pacific North-west climate of coastal British Columbia. The Thermal Metric Project, which examines the way thermal performance is measured, has now been added. In the coming months, additional projects will be added that further explore the range and significance of some of this previously hidden BSC research.