Welcome to "Building Science"

Welcome to the "Building Science" exclusive video series. Here we spotlight some of the most unique products and companies in the building industry. We take a look at the science behind the products that you use everyday and highlight the ongoing research and development from the industry's leading manufacturers.

SageGlass | Building Science
June 27, 2016
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Episode One: What is SageGlass?
In the first episode of this exclusive new series, discover the innovative way that SageGlass solves glare and solar heat problems, while still maintaining the beautiful aesthetics of a building and preserving views of the outdoors. See how this pioneer in the industry continues to improve electrochromic glass for commercial projects.
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Episode Two: How SageGlass is made
In the second episode of this exclusive series, take a behind-the-scenes look at the impressive and “high tech” process of making SageGlass dynamic glazing. Find out exactly what goes into creating this unique product.
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Episode Three: Applications of SageGlass
In the final episode of this exclusive three-part series, take a closer look at an interesting and dramatic application of this sophisticated dynamic glass product. We travel to the Mall of America to learn why SageGlass was the winning choice for the function and design in this iconic mall's new north atrium.
Accoya wood | Building Science
May 28, 2016
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Building Science: What is Accoya wood?
In the first episode of this exclusive series, we travel to the Netherlands, to take a look at the complex science behind Accoya wood's seemingly simple product. Find out how the process of acetylation sets their product apart from the rest.
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Building Science of Accoya wood: Durability
In the second episode of this exclusive series, we highlight the design, engineering and function of Accoya wood, that not only makes it easy to work with, but provides superior exterior durability as well.
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Building Science of Accoya: Innovation in wood
In the final episode of this exclusive series, we examine some of the unique applications of Accoya wood. We learn more about the spectacular ways Accoya continues to create innovative and sustainable structures.
Rinnai | Building Science
May 10, 2016
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Rinnai Episode One: Tankless Water Heaters
In the first episode of this series, we visit Rinnai's corporate office in Peachtree City, Georgia. Here we take a closer look at what makes their customizable tankless rack systems a unique solution for water heating in commercial applications.
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Rinnai Episode Two: Demand Duo™ System
In this video, we learn about the science behind Rinnai's latest product offering, the Demand Duo System™. This innovative solution provides users with larger volumes of hot water without the need for multiple tankless water heaters.
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Rinnai Episode Three: Quality Assurance
In the final episode of this exclusive series, we find out what Rinnai means when they say, "Quality is our destiny". Rinnai's commitment to regular monitoring, inspections and maintenance processes allows them to stand behind their product.
Kohler | Building Science
January 25, 2016
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Building Science: The Mobile Generator Powered by Propane
Since 1921, the Kohler Power System product line has provided power to people and businesses across all types of applications. In the first episode of this exclusive series, Building Science host Adam Grubb visits the Kohler plant to learn the history of these mobile power generators.
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Building Science: Mobile Generator Applications
Propane is easier to find and easier to refill, which makes propane-powered mobile generators the efficient choice for construction jobsites. In the final episode of this exclusive series, Building Science host Adam Grubb learns about different applications of mobile generators at the Kohler plant.
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Building Science: Process, Production, and Innovation
In the second part of this exclusive series, we visit the Kohler plant to learn how Kohler Mobile Generators are manufactured. Watch this video to get a special inside look at the process.
Huber Engineered Woods | Building Science
December 28, 2015
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Defining Innovation with Huber Engineered Woods
In the first episode of this exclusive series,
we visit the Huber plant to take a closer look at their unique approach
to creating wood structural panels.
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AdvanTech® Flooring & Sheathing from Huber Engineered Woods
In the second part of this exclusive series, we learn what makes AdvanTech® Flooring & Sheathing different from its competitors, and how that ensures maximum strength, moisture resistance and installation ease.
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ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape from Huber Engineered Woods
In the final part of this exclusive series, we get an inside look at how the science and ingenuity behind ZIP System® Sheathing and Tape provide the benefits of structural durability, moisture protection and thermal resistance.
BASF | Building Science
October 30, 2015
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Building Science: BEYOND.High Performance
In the first episode of the series, Tim O’Brien of Tim O’Brien homes explains how BASF was the first entity to discuss how their high performance wall product can fit a home’s whole energy efficiency system with other components.
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Building Science: HP+ Wall System
Builder Tim O’Brien takes Adam Grubb to a home under construction to get an inside look of how the building envelope is created using the BASF’s trademarked high performance (HP+) wall system.
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Building Science: Durability
Homes that are more sustainable, comfortable, and low maintenance – that is the home that Tim O’Brien wants for his buyers, and BASF was able to offer a solution.
Yanmar | Building Science
August 17, 2015
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Building Science: What is a CHP?
We visit Yanmar’s facility in Adairsville, Ga., to learn how Combined Heat and Power units (CHP), a compact and seemingly quiet technology, can power and heat an entire facility.
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Building Science: The Power of Propane
Propane can be used to heat water, cook, heat a home, and now it can provide power. We talk with propane provider Blossman about the fuel’s benefits for functions as diverse as healthcare facilities to residential.
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Building Science: Maintaining a CHP Unit
Is a CHP unit right for you? In this episode we shed light on the unit’s footprint, maintenance, and integration of this technology in existing structures.
LP | Building Science
August 03, 2015
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Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode One
Ever wondered what goes into the products you use everyday? Ever wonder how manufacturers produce durable and ingenious building products? We showcase that and much more in our new video series - Building Science. In this first installment we feature LP®SmartSide®.
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Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode Two
Continuing the Building Science video series is a first hand look at the manufacturing process and the science behind the SmartSide® product of LP®. It is a process that you have to see to believe!
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Building Science - LP SmartSide Episode Three
In the final episode of Building Science of LP® SmartSide® we take you inside the testing and quality control of their product. You will be shocked at the level of detail a tiny strand of wood can receive throughout the process from incredible strand geometry. Yes, it's a real thing! Watch now!