Peter Yost - Home Engineering Services

Technical Writing

Since completing my Master’s Thesis in 1993, a big part of my life has been technical writing related to building performance. From blogs to investigation summaries, from building product installation manuals to multi-year government project reports, I have honed my writing to be clear, concise, accurate.

If you are a building product manufacturer, I can work with you on installation manuals, technical briefs, sample specifications—particularly including language on building science- and environmental performance.

If you are building a team for a proposal for state or federal government research, I have been on teams ranging from the Department of Energy’s Building America program to EPA’s Construction Waste Management and Green Building programs.

Recent technical writing includes:

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Yost was primary author as a Principal of 3-D Building Solutions, LLC.
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Building America report on high performance roof retrofits for cold climates – Yost author.

Published Blog Arcitles:

Pete’s Products: ThermalBuck

Is ThermalBuck a face-sealed or a water-managed window installation system — or a little of both? ThermalBuck inventor John Brooks is a very clever, passionate building professional who is job-site

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How (Older) Homes Work

Opportunities for builders to obtain building science education may seem scant, but opportunities for people who own and operate buildings — particularly homeowners — are even rarer. About two years

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Beauty goes more than skin-deep for high performance buildings. I work with architects and builders to achieve designs and materials that result in buildings tuned to their climate and site, successfully managing the elements for durable enclosures, comfortable and safe interiors.  Click here to learn more.

Getting new buildings to work right is easy compared to understanding and then changing existing buildings, especially ones you know are not working right. I have a system for assessing old buildings, then using building science to make sure that what we do to them makes them work better, not worse. Click here to learn more.

Since completing my Master’s Thesis in 1993, a big part of my life has been technical writing related to building performance. From blogs to investigation summaries, from building product installation manuals to multi-year government project reports, I have honed my writing to be clear, concise, accurate. Click here to learn more.

I have developed curriculum for and taught building performance to high school trade students, graduate students in architecture and environmental management, and every type of building professionals you can imagine: engineers, architects, construction managers, code officials, trade contractors, and even a few bankers along the way. I tailor my materials to the length of the course and keep engagement high no matter who the participants are. Click here to learn more.

Most testing done in the building industry is done in labs under carefully prescribed and controlled environments, having NOTHING to do with what takes place in the real world. I work with building industry professionals and product manufacturers to develop field service life prediction testing under jobsite conditions. It’s testing where the rubber hits the road.  Click here to learn more.