Charles R. BoardmanBuilding and Fire Sciences
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|Publication Year: 2020|
Highlight ID: 1663
|Improving the Tools and
Practice for Designing Moisture-Safe Wood Buildings|
FPL researchers predict the future! Will this new wood structure be safe and durable in the climate for which it is designed? ...
|Publication Year: 2019|
Highlight ID: 1328
|Keeping Wood-Frame Housing Safe and Warm|
Is it okay to add exterior insulation (covering the wood sheathing) in order to make your home even more energy-efficient? FPL researchers investigate under what conditions this is safe. ...
|Publication Year: 2018|
Highlight ID: 1313
|Improving the Accuracy of Automated Instruments for Moisture in Wood|
Automated instruments are increasingly used for measuring the equilibrium moisture content of wood. Research finds that common methods have much larger errors than claimed in the literature, so researchers developed a method to improve accuracy. ...
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1292
|Improving experimental techniques that probe wood-moisture interactions|
Prior methods using dynamic vapor sorption instruments mischaracterized the equilibrium moisture content of wood. Equilibrium is reached after much longer times than previously claimed. This project provides a basis for methods that improve accuracy ...
|Publication Year: 2015|
Highlight ID: 606
|Understanding Impacts of Ventilation on Moisture Levels in Homes|
"Build tight, ventilate right" is good for reducing energy use in homes. Ventilation can also change the moisture levels in homes, affecting both human comfort and structural durability. A Forest Service scientist investigated how to predict changes ...
Highlight ID: 607
|Understanding Soil Gas Entry Into Homes|
Your home sits on the ground, and hence is influenced by soil gas that can add both moisture and radon to your indoor air. A Forest Service scientist investigated how much moisture enters a home through soil gas infiltration, and what physical factor ...
|January is National Radon Action Month:|
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over and here in Wisconsin, the weather is cold.Â Our doors and windows are closed, and thatâ€™s one of the first steps in getting good results from a radon test...