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Katie Merx

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419-248-6496

katie.merx@owenscorning.com

Media Contact

Katie Merx

Corporate Media Relations

419-248-6496

katie.merx@owenscorning.com

Owens Corning Unveils Architectural Information Center and Division 7 Thermal and Moisture Protection Manufacturers Guide

Web-based portal delivers easy-to-find, interactive resources for commercial building industry along with Division 7 eBook

Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:44 pm EDT
"As our new resource guide, the Architectural Information Center will serve as a central hub of information, resources and training tools that may be applicable to their next project or help bolster their business."

Owens Corning™ (NYSE: OC) recently launched the Architectural Information Center, an online portal for architects and building specifiers. Available at OCBuildingSpec.com, this Web-based resource center provides commercial building industry professionals with immediate access to relevant information, including product literature and case studies, guide specifications, online American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Continued Education System (CES) training courses and more.

"Owens Corning is committed to serving as a resource to architects and specifiers, in part by delivering solutions through vehicles that are most convenient to them," said Paul Smith, vice president of BMG Marketing at Owens Corning. "As our new resource guide, the Architectural Information Center will serve as a central hub of information, resources and training tools that may be applicable to their next project or help bolster their business."

Visitors can now sign up for the first of a series of online training courses, "Insulating Steel Stud/Masonry Veneer Wall Systems," by clicking on the "AIA/CES Training Courses" link under the Learning Center section of OCBuildingSpec.com. Qualifying for the AIA Continuing Education program, this free course will provide building professionals with further understanding of the thermal contribution of "ci," water and vapor migration estimation and management methods, information about sustainability specifications and code and fire design considerations.

The site also directs users to the industry's first Division 7 Thermal and Moisture Protection eBook, a virtual toolkit that can be saved to a desktop or accessed from a mobile device to make retrieving information about Owens Corning commercial products more convenient. Notes can even be added and saved for future reference or emailed to colleagues or clients for review. The eBook is also launching as a downloadable app for smartphones and tablets, marking the company's first ever app offering. The eBook is available for download now through the Android app store and will also be offered via iTunes this month.

For more information about the Owens Corning Architectural Information Center, visit OCBuildingSpec.com. To download a free copy of the Division 7 Thermal and Moisture Protection eBook, visit: Division7.OwensCorning.com.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 company for 58 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2011 and about 15,000 employees in 28 countries on five continents. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.

Contact:

MSL Chicago
Sarah Marseille, +1-312-861-5274
sarah.marseille@mslgroup.com
or
Owens Corning
DeAnna Starn, +1-419-248-5667
deanna.starn@owenscorning.com