A library of best practices, educational and technical training resources to support generally accepted, code-compliant use of foam sheathing products.

Using scientific methods, the Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council develops research and builds tools to support the reliable, efficient and economic design and installation of foam sheathing.

Building Designer Support
Installer Support
Continuing Education
  • NFPA 285 Product Suppliers
    A listing of products supplied by FSC members who have code evaluation reports showing compliance with NFPA 285 testing requirements.
  • IRC Wall Bracing Guide
    This guide provides designers, code officials and builders a basic understanding of how to apply the IRC bracing provisions for code-compliant dwellings and how the IRC bracing provisions can be used to create maximum value in a diverse housing market.
  • Construction Details for the Use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) in Light-Frame Construction
    Illustration of construction detailing concepts for FPIS when used as a continuous insulation material on light-frame wood or cold-formed steel exterior wall assemblies
  • Air Space R-Value
    This guide reviews current technical knowledge and regulatory requirements to assist the designer in R-value characterization and limitations of use for airspaces within building assemblies for code compliance.
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Code Compliance Support
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