Lucas Hamilton, Building Scientist Application Specialist, participated in a live Q&A session at the International Builders’ Show. Here’s a recap of the discussion:
Q: What is building science and what does it mean for the future of the building industry?
The underlying purpose of building science is to determine how to make all of the components of a home or building cohesive — so that all products work together effectively. We’re not only thinking about what a product does, but how it influences everything around it. Using this approach, builders can better ensure the health, comfort, durability and sustainability for the lifetime of the building. Most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors — either at home or at the office — so healthy interior environments are extremely important.