Standards Development

SBCA is a standards development organization (SDO) approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). SBCA received the re-accreditation as an SDO by ANSI’s Executive Standards Council (ExSC) for the revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on SBCA-sponsored American National Standards on July 15, 2015. 

SBCA’s revised operating procedures, SBCA Procedures for Documenting Consensus, govern the activities of SBCA related to the development, reaffirmation, revision, and withdrawal of American National Standards developed for the structural building components industry whose commerce includes the design, manufacture, distribution and delivery of all manner of structural building components. Creation of SBCA standards will be undertaken based on unique structural building component industry needs and will reference other consensus standards where appropriate. Every Committee and the Standards Secretariat of SBCA will function in accordance with “ANSI Essential Requirements” making sure that due process requirements are met for the development of any and all Standards.

Current Standard Development Projects

The current ANSI standard SBCA FS 200 under development is the “Standard Requirements for the Testing, Design and Application of Foam Plastic Insulation Used as Sheathing for Building Enclosure Applications.”

BSR/SBCA FS 100-2012 (R201x) was approved by the FS 100 Committee to be renewed as-is without changes.  It was published for public comment for 45 days and that window has now closed with no public comments received.  The process to finalize the reaffirmation with ANSI is in progress. 

If you have any questions please contact John Arne (608-310-6702).

Previous Standard Development Projects

Information About Foam Sheathing Standards Development

The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council supports research and tools to assist the reliable, efficient and economic design and installation of foam sheathing. SBCA's work as an independent ANSI SDO working in conjunction with FSC facilitates the development of the FS standards. Learn more about foam sheathing at