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Title: Technology Solutions Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction

Abstract

Fire-resistance rated (or area separation) wall assemblies present a great difficulty in air sealing/compartmentalization, particularly in townhouse construction. To address this challenge, Building Science Corporation partnered with builder K. Hovnanian Homes to determine whether taping exterior sheathing details improves air sealing in townhouse and multifamily construction, and to better understand air leakage pathways.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Building Science Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
OSTI Identifier:
1220405
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102015-4560
7007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Residential; residential buildings; BSC; Building America; Building Science Corporation; multifamily; compartmentalization; blower door, blower door testing; air leakage; guarded testing; guarded leakage; nulling; demising wall; area separation wall; fire-resistance rated assembly; fire-resistance rated wall; UL U347; fire wall; rated assembly; rated assemblies

Citation Formats

None. Technology Solutions Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
None. Technology Solutions Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction. United States.
None. Thu . "Technology Solutions Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1220405.
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abstractNote = {Fire-resistance rated (or area separation) wall assemblies present a great difficulty in air sealing/compartmentalization, particularly in townhouse construction. To address this challenge, Building Science Corporation partnered with builder K. Hovnanian Homes to determine whether taping exterior sheathing details improves air sealing in townhouse and multifamily construction, and to better understand air leakage pathways.},
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year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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