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30 minute descriptions of technical topics distilled to seven minutes.

7 Minutes of BS (#BuildingScience w/a BEAT‪)‬ ProTradeCraft.com

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    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

30 minute descriptions of technical topics distilled to seven minutes.

    Hail Resistant Roofing

    Hail Resistant Roofing

    Today's guest expert is Tanya Brown-Giammanco, formerly the Managing Director of Research at the Institute for Business and Home Safety (when we recorded this episode) and currently the Director of Disaster and Failure Studies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (congratulations on the new gig, Tanya!).

    Tanya explains how hail damage works, why hail damage matters, and how to minimize damage from hailstones by selecting the right roofing shingles.

    • 8 min
    SHRINKAGE - How PVC Moves and How to Install it Right

    SHRINKAGE - How PVC Moves and How to Install it Right

    This episode of 7 Minutes of BS explores how to install PVC siding and trim to reduce the effects of shrinkage.

    PVC moves differently than wood, so it also behaves differently than wood.

    Here's the inside dope.

    • 8 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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.

chris_c_517 ,

Great podcast

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

Barland1 ,

Good science, good subject matter

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

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