B4 Blog

B4 BLOG
Building survey in the late 1960s (photo courtesy FLIR/Agema)


November 11, 2018 | by Jay Bowen, President, Bowen & Associates, LLC

Each application of a thermal camera calls for unique performance attributes.

prefab home


November 11, 2018 | by Tom Bassett-Dilley, Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect

What if houses were built like cars—in a factory, with quality control and third-party testing? That’s how we approach modular prefab.

thermal image


November 7, 2018 | by Jay Bowen, President, Bowen & Associates, LLC

Confidence in the application of any camera comes from a complete understanding of the operation and the end results.

Healthy homes and home performance: the business opportunity


February 5, 2018 | by Peter Troast, Energy Circle

The two fundamental challenges to growing healthy homes and home performance as a business opportunity are consumer choice and industry consensus.

Who’s in control?


January 23, 2018 | by Jason Forrest, Forrest Performance Group

Corporate leaders often think they can control their business by sheer force of will, but things are not so simple.

Slowly curing concrete slabs—Tips to meet construction deadlines


January 16, 2018 | by Cassidy Kuchenbecker, Environmental Initiatives of North America, Inc.

We’ve all been there. The flooring contractor refuses to install onto the concrete until it further dries. Can we speed the curing and drying process?

Business strategy under construction? It should be.


January 09, 2018 | by Rebecca Niemeyer Rens, Rens Concrete Inc.

I understand fires need to be put out. . . but effective leaders do not sacrifice the big picture so they can respond to daily obligations.


December 28, 2017 | by Jay Bowen, President Bowen & Associates, LLC

Since their inception, thermal cameras have been expected to become a leading energy efficiency resource.

what's your company worth?


February 16, 2017 | by Paul Ouweneel, Wipfli LLP

It is vitally important for a business owner to understand what constitutes value in the marketplace.


February 8, 2017 | by Steve Romme, eFree Advisors, LLC

After analyzing, optimizing and tracking the costs and energy bills of many new homes, I know building to code will result in higher costs for the homeowners.

radon systems for all


January 30, 2017 | by David Daniels, Radon Specialists of Wisconsin

An elevated radon level in a home is no one’s fault, it is a naturally occurring gas. Failure to take measures to prevent it is another case.


January 9, 2017 | by Dave Molenda, Positive Polarity, LLC

Approximately 85 percent of our success is NOT due to our education, commitment or ambition. It’s due to our ability to effectively communicate.


February 14, 2016 | by Floris Keverling Buisman, CEO/Technical Director, 475 High Performance Building Supply

If our goal is to build with health, climate change, safety, energy efficiency, resiliency and reliability in mind, foam simply does not make the cut.


December 17, 2015 | by Pat Conway, International Masonry Institute

Especially in northern wet climates, moisture management is the primary goal when designing exterior walls. When design teams and/or builders are striving to build faster and cheaper they forget this.


December 15, 2015 | by Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), Indoor Climate Consultants Inc.

When it comes to thermal comfort, only 3% of the industry can define it, only 1.5% own the thermal comfort standards and less than 1% can list the ten key metrics. How do I know? I’ve asked.