Building Science
Method Development

Developing comprehensive design and construction guides to achieve market acceptance.

Creating Residential Construction Design Guides & Installation Methods

The residential construction industry traditionally relies on “cookie-cutter” solutions for the design of the primary systems of a home. New systems that require a specialized, engineered solution for each home are faced with a significant barrier to entry and are unlikely to succeed outside of a niche market without custom design guides and methodologies. 

Putting Your New Ideas into Common Practice

Our expertise in the residential construction industry enables us to develop design guides and installation methods that provide designers, builders, and code officials with the tools needed to move new technologies into mainstream use.

We have an extensive track record of assisting new products and systems by developing design and construction guides, many of which have been incorporated into building codes. Some examples include:

  • PEX plumbing systems
  • Structural insulated panel (SIP) construction
  • Insulated concrete form (ICF) construction
  • Cold-formed steel framing
  • Frost-protected shallow foundations


Make what you offer better with our building science solutions.



Product Testing Equipment

Testing Equipment

Our 24,000 s.f. state-of-the-art testing laboratory houses a wide variety of calibrated test equipment for all types of building products, materials, and systems testing.

Testing Equipment