Prescriptive Method for Connecting Structural Insulated Panel Roofs to Concrete Wall Systems
May 2008 (39 pages)
September 30, 2008
The Prescriptive Method for Connecting Structural Insulated Panel Roofs to Concrete Wall Systems (Prescriptive Method) provides prescriptive requirements to facilitate the use of SIP roofs on concrete wall systems (such as poured concrete and insulated concrete form walls) for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings. By providing prescriptive provisions for the roof connections for typical concrete homes with SIP roof systems, the need for engineering can be reduced for most applications. The provisions in this document were developed by applying accepted engineering practices, standard test procedures and practical construction techniques. The provisions in this document comply with the loading requirements of the most recent U.S. model building codes at the time of publication. However, the users of this document should verify its compliance with local code requirements. The user is advised to refer to the applicable building code requirements where the provisions of this document are not applicable or where engineered design is called out.