Code Compliance Reports are developed from test reports that comply with IBC Section 104.11.1 Research reports: “Supporting data, where necessary to assist in the approval of materials or assemblies not specifically provided for in this code, shall consist of valid research reports from approved sources.”

 

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No. Report Name
1707-02 Attachment of Exterior Wall Coverings Through Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) to Cold-formed Steel Wall Framing
This research report examines and provides a step-by-step design approach to the attachment of exterior wall coverings through foam sheathing, with thickness up to 4", to cold-formed steel wall studs. The evaluation and design methodology considers only the weight of the cladding on fasteners cantilevered through the foam and into wall framing. 
1509-10
Prescriptive Requirements for Installation of Vinyl Siding over Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS)
This research report addresses code compliance of foam sheathing products with respect to their use with Vinyl Siding in exterior wall assemblies. Limited to exterior applications where the foam product is required to resist transverse wind loading only. 
1410-06
Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Used as an Air Barrier Material in an Air Barrier Assembly
This research report provides a central location for the identification of products that have been approved for use as an air barrier material in an air barrier assembly.
1410-05 Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Products & Accessories Used as a Code Compliant Water-Resistive Barrier (WRB) System
This research report provides a central location for the identification of products that have been approved for use as a Water Resistive Barrier. 
1304-01 Attachment of Windows with Integral Flanges Through Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing to Wood Framing
The intent of this research report is to provide proof of concept information regarding the ability of foam sheathing to serve as the sheathing layer installed directly below window flanges. 
1303-04 Attachment of Exterior Wall Coverings Through Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) to Wood Wall Framing
This research report examines and provides a step-by-step design approach to the attachment of exterior wall coverings through foam sheathing, with thickness up to 4", to wood wall framing. The evaluation and design methodology considers only the weight of the cladding on fasteners cantilevered through the foam and into wall framing. 
1205-05 Construction Details for the Use of Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing (FPIS) in Light-Frame Construction
This research report addresses the general construction framing details for applying foam continuous insulation in wood or steel light-frame exterior wall assemblies and mass walls (CMU or concrete) and integrating with various code-required wall components such as cladding, water-resistive barriers, vapor retarders, and air barriers. 
1202-04 Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Products in Type I, II, III or IV Construction
This research report covers the use of foam sheathing when used as exterior wall sheathing or in exterior walls in Type I, II, III, and IV construction as defined by the IBC and detailed in IBC Table 503. 
1202-03 Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Products in Type V Construction
This research report covers the use of foam sheathing when used as exterior wall sheathing or in exterior walls in Type V construction as defined by the IBC and detailed in IBC Table 503. 
1202-01 NFPA 285 Tested Assemblies Using Foam Plastic Insulating Sheathing Products
This research report is intended to supplement existing product certifications to provide information on NFPA 285 assemblies that have been approved for the listed manufacturers.