Charles R. BoardmanBuilding and Fire Sciences
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|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. Our doors and windows are closed, and that’s one of the first steps in getting good results from a radon test...