ROCKWOOL NA | Understanding Stone Wool: Advanced Wall Systems, Fire, Thermal, Moisture, Acoustics, Sustainability, Retrofitting & Roofing<< All Events
ROCKWOOL NA | Understanding Stone Wool: Advanced Wall Systems, Fire, Thermal, Moisture, Acoustics, Sustainability, Retrofitting & Roofing
The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood. However, as design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the stud wall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced a number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water, and sound suppression performance in a well-detailed wall assembly.
This program is accredited by AIA/CES and USGBC Education to provide 1 HSW continuing education learning unit to AIA member attendees
About the Presenters
Pamela Sadler, CSI, PHCA, BIA, BOMA,
Pamela is a Senior Representative specializing in building envelope science. She is dedicated to consulting the architectural community on technical systems application, code compliance for acoustics, fire, thermal, sustainability, retrofitting, and moisture.
Joe Donnelly has a long history in sustainable roofing design and construction. Based on his knowledge of energy efficiency and sustainability of overburden assemblies, he was recruited by ROCKWOOL in 2018 to advance specifications of stone wool insulation for the low-slope roofing industry as a Technical Sales Specialist. With a B.S. in Business Management from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and over a decade navigating single-source warranted assemblies, Joe is proud to advance technical sales across America for the global leader in stone wool manufacturing.
- Define and explain what stone wool insulation is and how it is manufactured.
- Identify the differences between stone wool, glass fiber, and foam insulations.
- Explain the key features and value-added benefits of stone wool.
- Discuss the ecologically sustainable aspects of stone wool.
- Illustrate applications for stone wool in commercial buildings and low slope roofing.
- Comment on Code Changes to IBC Chapter 26 and testing standards for NFPA 285.