Project development and documentation is of little consequence if the materials selected and the building assemblies specified are not installed correctly in the actual building. Site Quality Assurance Programs (QAP) integrate into the project management, construction and evaluation process to enhance the chances of achieving properly installed complete wall components to improve the performance and health of a building and its occupants, reduce energy costs, benefit the environment, and reduce moisture damage. Important elements of QAP are reviewed including pre-qualifying and educating contractors and installers on proper installation processes, documentation and verification via independent audits.
Herbert (Bert) Slone is a registered architect and Chief Architect for Owens Corning where he provides leadership to building envelope systemization, developing basis-of-design solutions for architects. He has over 48 years of experience in construction and more than 34 years in the insulation industry. For his work on the “direct-to-deck” fire rated roof insulation system he won the Owens Corning Slayter Award for technical achievement yielding high business impact. He has authored and presented numerous professional articles and AIA/CES educational programs on building construction, air/water/thermal system performance, fire rated systems and building and energy code compliance. During his career Mr. Slone has also worked as an architect and as a building code official. The Governor of Ohio appointed him to serve on the Ohio Board of Building Standards, and he taught life safety theory in building design in the Kent State University College of Architecture.