Knowledge Center: Tool Kit Highlighted Examples
- Building Envelope Guide Specification – This BASF PFE guide specification is an example for design professionals to use when preparing written specifications for the use of our spray foam insulation materials. We have them posted on www.arcat.com which is used by professionals in the construction industry. They are also included on our website www.basf-pfe.com site.
- Construction Detail Drawings – Standard details normally will accompany most written specifications for a project. These are sample details that are typically found in building constructions showing the use of BASF PFE spray foam insulation. They can also be found on the www.acrat.com professional’s site as well as our www.basf-pfe.com site.
- Building Package – This package has specifically been created to help your sales effort of BASF PFE products to the builder. The message has been created to help you the features and benefits to the builder. It is on our www.basf-pfe.com website so you can download or send the builder to our website.
- Frequently Asked Question and Answers – This literature has been created to help you save time with some of the common questions that are asked about the applications and materials. It is also available for download from our website.
- LEED Brochure – It has been predicted that over 50% of homes built in 2010 will be “green built” homes. This makes it important for us to have the green story on the construction materials that BSAF PFE has made for the insulation market. We pride ourselves in the environmental responsibility of BASF as a corporation as well as the products they produce. This brochure explains some of the LEED programs and possible points available for consideration when some of our products are used.
- BASF PFE Insulation Card – The 2006 International Energy Efficiency Code requires that the insulation information for all new residential constructions be posted next to the electrical panel box. We have prepared forms for you to download and use, so that you can use them to comply with the building code requirements.
- Code Checks – This information has been created to answer some of the common building code questions that come up. This “High Temperature Limitations” sheet has been prepared to explain the physical changes that occur when the spray polyurethane foam material is exposed to high temperatures in its finished foam form. It also explains common building construction area’s where hot surface contact could lead to possible problems so our materials proper use is understood.
- Code Checks – The spray foam is to be tested for flame spread and smoke development at the thickness it is intended to be used. The maximum design thickness intended for the ASTM E-84 test apparatus is 4 inches thick. We have conducted alternative testing to allow greater thickness finished applications for the BASF PFE spray foam products. This Code check explains this issue and offers clarification for the reader.
- Plant Based Foam Ingredients – Today in the market place many claims are being launched to claim that one construction product may be better for the environment vs. another. This is very difficult for a person to make decisions unless they understand all of the facts. This sheet has been prepared to help explain some of the components of our spray foam systems. We also have an Ecco Analysis and much more information on our web site that relates to BASF PFEs products and production processes.
This list is a highlight of some of the “tools” or resources that will be part of the resource kit or contractor kit we are building up.
BASF PFE Manager of Applications and Training