30 minute descriptions of technical topics distilled to seven minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guest Jonathan Smegal, from RDH Building Science Laboratories, explains the mechanisms of heat flow, and how it can actually flow around insulation.
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.
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.
Always learn plenty from 7 Minutes of BS. It communicates complex building science concepts in a fun and easy to understand way.
Good science, good subject matter
Simple to understand science about problem areas in the construction field.