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30 minute descriptions of technical topics distilled to seven minutes.

    Wildfire-Resistant Construction

    Wildfire-Resistant Construction

    Wildfire is different from wildland fire. Wildland fire is a regular part of a region’s ecology. Wildfire is a wildland fire that burns out of control.
    In this episode, we are joined by Daniel Gorham, a fire engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

    We talk about what wildfire resistant construction is, how it works, why it matters so much these days, and how to do it right.

    • 16 min
    Jobsite COVID Protocols and Solutions: Career Toolbox Podcast

    Jobsite COVID Protocols and Solutions: Career Toolbox Podcast

    Guest Rob Matuga, Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, Jobsite regulations at the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) discusses how to re-open jobsites safely.

    • 21 min
    Heat Flow

    Heat Flow

    Guest Jonathan Smegal, from RDH Building Science Laboratories, explains the mechanisms of heat flow, and how it can actually flow around insulation.

    • 10 min
    Wind Resistance

    Wind Resistance

    Guest: Dr. Anne Cope, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Engineer of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety explains why calling it hurricane resistance puts so many people at risk.

    • 10 min
    EFFECTIVE R-Value:

    EFFECTIVE R-Value:

    Can a wall plummet from R-50 to R-12 because of the studs?

    In this episode, we are joined by Jonathan Smegal, M.A. SC a Senior Project Manager with RDH Building Science Laboratories breaking down the nuts, bolts, what, why and how of R-value, insulation, and building assemblies.

    • 9 min
    Dew Point

    Dew Point

    This time we discuss dew point with Dr. Allison Bailes, aka, the Energy Vanguard.

    “Dew point is the temperature at which water vapor in the air will condense on surfaces. So, if you have a surface that is at the dew point temperature of the water vapor that’s in the space around that surface, the water vapor will start condensing on that surface."

    • 9 min

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9 Ratings

SPSponger2 ,

Why did I not discover this earlier!?!

Awesome stuff, perfect for anyone that’s a building science nerd or just cares about understanding good building practices.

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Great podcast

Always learn plenty from 7 Minutes of BS. It communicates complex building science concepts in a fun and easy to understand way.

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Good science, good subject matter

Simple to understand science about problem areas in the construction field.

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