Specifying "complete wall systems" helps designers reach design decision faster. Working with manufactures that provide "complete systems" better insures meeting codes for fire resistance, air and water leakage, improving function and sustainability. THis course reviews "complete wall" concepts including efficiency and risk management value provided by "stystemization:, IBC wall system classifications and their impact on height and area calculations, NFPA 285 compliance, construction detailing, and "complete wall" specification practices.
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.