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2016 IBS Show Booth - Las Vegas Convention Center

Get on the Fast Track to Energy Code Compliance with SIPs at IBS 2016, Jan. 19-21 at Booth C6143


Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) to Offer Trainings; Expert Consultation

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) will be at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV from Jan. 19-21 at booth C6143 showing builders how to fast track rigorous energy code compliance with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).  In-booth SIP experts include representatives from Murus Structural Insulated Panels, Extreme Panel Technologies Inc., TRUFAST, NTA Inc., ENERCEPT, Energy Panel Structures, FischerSIPS, R-Control SIPs and Premier SIPS. Additionally, live tutorials by SIP mavens Matt Belcher (Hibbs Homes) and Al Cobb (The SIPs School) include:

DO'S & DON'TS OF INSTALLING SIPs Tue Jan. 19, 2016, 10 a.m.-10:45 p.m. (PT), Central Hall Stage:  Learn why SIPs are simple to use and how you can order pre-cut panels that arrive on site ready to set in place. Hear why they deliver an ultra-energy efficient building envelope that meets the new continuous insulation requirements of the new 2015 code and California’s Title 24 “zero-ready” homes goals. Ask questions and get expert tips on how to achieve the best performance when building with SIPs.

 IMPROVE YOUR BUILDING PERFORMANCE AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE WITH SIPs, Tue Jan. 19, 2016, 11:15 a.m.-noon (PT) NAHB Building System Council's Builder's Lounge, located at room N232:  Matt Belcher, SIPA Board member and high-performance building expert, shares tips, tricks and ways SIPs can help you out perform the completion and realize your 2016 business goals.

According to SIPA’s Executive Director, Jack Armstrong, “Current market forces are right to make 2016 the Year of SIPs.”

Armstrong points to the surge in demand for sustainable / resilient homes, rigorous energy codes and state and federal efficiency incentives.  “SIPs can make a traditional homebuilder more competitive while helping to lower the world’s carbon footprint; SIP structures cost less to own and operate,” Armstrong said.

Visit the offical IBS 2016 website for scheduling, list of featured exhibitors, Show Guide, as well as hotel suggestions.  There is even a nifty mobile app to download to keep all the information at your fingertips.

IBS 2016 sebsite: http://www.buildersshow.com/Home/

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Post Event - Lead/demographics analysis

Booth observations
by Jack Armstrong.

1) 434 total leads were scanned of which 18 were SIPA booth members scanned for practice. So, 416 total booth leads collected. Approximately 38 people attended the Matt Belcher & Al Cobb “Dos and Don’ts of SIPs” talk on the show floor Central Hall stage Tuesday, Jan 19th from 10 – 10:45 am. Another 24 attended the SIPA NAHB Building System Council talk ”Improving Your Building Performance & Your Bottom Line with SIPs” in their North Hall Lounge by Matt with Al there for Q&A Tuesday, Jan 19th from 11:15 to noon.

2) Booth traffic was extremely heavy on both Tuesday and Wednesday with often 6 to 8 people in the booth speaking with 6 – 10 SIPA members. Thursday morning, the last day, booth traffic was a moderate. Thursday afternoon before closing, the booth traffic was light. In general, all the builders were asking good questions and seemed optimistic about the market. Some seemed to have heard of SIPs before, but for most it was new. They all seemed to understand that the SIP value proposition of faster, less waste/labor, higher quality, and easier insulation/air sealing to meet new codes.

3) The booth island position open on all four sides allowed good flow around and into/out of the booth. The TV’s running videos of the sponsor logos & home page website image, photos of selected projects, and the SIP home animation video did seem to attract attention from the isle from passers-by. The big stack of different size SIP thicknesses from 4 inches to 12 inches with the R-Value labels was a big hit this year. People stopped by to touch it, take pictures of it, pick up the smaller panels.

4) Leads are shared only with paying SIPA IBS booth sponsors. They are also added to the general SIPA database for inclusion into the newsletter distribution and periodic outreach. SIPA sends a thank you email letter to each of them for visiting the both.


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