It's Not Too Late: Understanding Stone Wool

It's Not Too Late: Understanding Stone Wool

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BAC Training Center
5420 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428


11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch

The program will be presented by ROCKWOOL and provides 1 AIA Health Safety & Welfare Learning Unit / 1 GBCI CE Hour.

There is no charge to attend this event, registration is required. 
Space is limited, please register by April 11th.       


Understanding Stone Wool (Mineral Wool) in Interior and Exterior Applications -Solutions for Thermal, Fire, and Sound Control 

Presenters: Cassandra Mellon and John Finocchi

The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood. However, as design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the stud wall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced a number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation, and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water and sound suppression performance in a well detailed wall assembly. 

Learning Objectives:

  • • Define and explain what stone wool insulation is and how it is manufactured.
    • Identify the differences between stone wool, glass fiber, and foam insulations.
    • Explain the key features and value added benefits of stone wool.
    • Discuss the ecologically sustainable aspects of stone wool.
    • Illustrate applications for stone wool in commercial buildings and masonry assemblies.
    • Comment on Code Changes to IBC Chapter 26 and testing standards for NFPA 285.

While this seminar will be geared towards architects, engineers, construction managers, owners, general contractors, BAC signatory contractors, and anyone interested in masonry is also welcome to join.


For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or


This program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.