Foam-core and stressed-skin insulation panels have been a controversial component of the energyefficient building market for a number of years. If you've attended conferences and kept up with articles on the subject, you might be familiar with the relevant issues, but if you have any questions, or if you're seriously considering a switch to a foam-core insulation system, Foam-Core Panels & Building Systems is the book for you. Author Steve Andrews has done an admirable job of addressing all the questions, from basic foam chemistry and behavior to fire testing, fabrication, comparative dollar values, marketing, and the pros and cons of urethane vs. expanded polystyrene materials. Among other things you'll learn the difference between structural and nonstructural panels, what tests are used to rate