Homebuilders Host Webinar on Alternative Structural Sheathing
Originally published by: NAHB — April 29, 2013
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This webinar focuses on real-world solutions for building homes with walls that are strong, moisture resistant, and green. Discover alternative structural sheathing and insulation options and building techniques that save money and improve the energy efficiency of homes.
- Describe the science of Styrofoam SIS™
- Learn about structural code approval
- Understand code approval for SIS as a water-resistive barrier and air barrier
This complimentary webinar is brought to you by OX Engineered Products.
Speaker: Paul Lautrup, building products technical manager for Ox Engineered Products Structural Insulated Sheathing (SIS). Lautrup has been in the building industry for 27 years. From research and development to technical codes, he has worked in all facets of manufacturing at various plants all over the United States. Lautrup assisted in developing the first of its kind SIS technology alongside DOW to create Styrofoam SIS Structural Insulated Sheathing, with special emphasis on structural testing. He has personally developed other building product technologies including Thermo-ply® Total (drain plane technology) and Thermo-ply AMG (Advanced Moisture Guard, designed to withstand above and beyond wind-driven sustained rain.) He has also worked in water-resistive barrier technology development. He is an expert resource in structural codes.