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Five Percent Structural Insulated Panel Production Growth and Alternative-Skin Panel Marketing Announced at SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference
Results from the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) annual production survey show a five percent increase in structural insulated panel (SIP) production in 2013 among the association’s manufacturing membership, consisting of 28...
Published on Jun 9, 2014.

Sustainability and energy efficiency distinguish winners of 2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards
Eight homes and commercial buildings built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) were recognized for their innovation and environmental sustainability during the 2014 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony, April...
Published on Jun 2, 2014.

Fort Lauderdale Structural Insulated Panel Conference Offers Six Free AIA Continuing Education Learning Units
Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the...
Published on Apr 7, 2014.

From Energy-Efficient Retrofits to Hurricane Resistance, Experts Take a Fresh Look at the Advantages of SIPs at the 2014 SIPA Meeting April 29–30
Attendees can earn eight AIA Continuing Education Learning Units free of charge The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & Conference convenes on April 29–30, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Keynote speakers include...
Published on Mar 14, 2014.

New SIPA Executive Director hopes to push SIP market to next level
December 18, 2013—The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) announced today the appointment of Jack Armstrong as the association’s new Executive Director. As the trade group’s top staff member, Armstrong will spearhead the association’s efforts to promote the use and acceptance of structural insulated panels (SIPs).
Published on Dec 19, 2013.

ANSI Approves Standard for Structural Insulated Panels
Tacoma, WA—The ANSI/APA PRS 610.1-2013 Standard for Performance-Rated Structural Insulated Panels in Wall Applications was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), establishing the first national consensus-based standard for structural insulated panels (SIPs).
Published on Jun 25, 2013.

Survey shows slight decline in structural insulated panel production for 2012
A strong finish for the recovering housing market in the latter half of 2012 was not enough to keep the emerging structural insulated panel (SIP) industry in net positive growth for the year, according to a survey conducted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). The annual survey compiled data from 55 companies manufacturing wood-faced structural insulated panels in 2012—18 of them members of SIPA.
Published on May 29, 2013.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Focus of National Structural Insulated Panel Association Conference
Hundreds of builders, architects and other building industry professionals will gather at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona for the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & Conference, April 2–4, 2013. The annual industry event offers training and education on sustainable construction with structural insulated panels (SIPs), a high performance panelized building system used in energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings.
Published on Mar 4, 2013.

SIPA and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory to Sponsor Aspect Ratio Testing on SIPs
June 4, 2012 – The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) announced today that they will sponsor aspect ratio testing on shear walls built with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Funded by both SIPA and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, the testing aims to determine the allowable wall height-to-width ratio (aspect ratio) for SIP shear walls in high wind or seismic regions.
Published on Jun 4, 2012.

SIP Industry Remains Strong in Uncertain Housing Market
May 31, 2012 – Despite the slow recovery of the U.S. housing market, the structural insulated panel (SIP) industry experienced only a modest decline in 2011, according to a survey conducted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). Based on production data from all 59 SIP manufacturers operating in the U.S. and Canada, the survey shows a drop in total SIP production of 4 percent in 2011, compared to an 8.5 percent drop in single-family housing starts—the industry’s primary market segment. Among SIPA member manufacturers, responsible for 69 percent of all wood-faced SIP production, volume increased 6.3 percent in 2011.
Published on May 31, 2012.

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