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SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference

We're All Set ...

Valley of the Sun, Here We Come

Mark your calendars and stock up on sun screen, the 2019 SIPA Annual Meeting and Conference is being held in Phoenix, AZ.

Host hotel is the Embassy Suites Phoenix (actually located in Scottsdale) an all suites facility situated directly on a golf course. 
The Annual Golf Tournament will be played at the Stonecreek Golf Club.

Members can begin:
- Planning travel and blocking out the meeting dates.
   - Thinking about project to submit for the 2019 Building Excellence Awards.
   - Considering auction items to donate for the annual auction.
   - Consider sponsorship.
   - Need a vendor booth at the Vendor Expo?
   - Golf anyone?


It's history

Kudos to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel for providing a great venue for the SIPA meeting.  We took care of business, played golf, and reconnected with our association members.

SIPA thanks all the members, suppliers, design professionals, builders, speakers and friends that participated in making this a successful event; and a big shout-out to our sponsors who made the event possible!

The SIPA team is looking forward to learning where our meeting will be next year with many surveys indicating that Phoenix, AZ might be a preferred location.


Warm welcome to new SIPA members

  • Manufacturers: Mark Van Dame - Structall Building Systems and Chris Johnston - West Coast SIPs.
  • Suppliers: Chris Wischmann - Norbord, Inc. and Jim Sharar-Stoppel, North American MgO, LLC.
  • Builders: Phillip Mark - Abio Corporation, Phillip Pannunzio - Builders FirstSource and
    David Butler - Loxley Hawk, Inc.
  • Design Professionals:  Noah Ketler - Eclipse Engineering, Inc.,Troy Leistiko - Eclipse Engineering, Inc. and Andy Roehl - Moonlight Design Studio, LLC.
  • Associate Members:  Asbel Viciedo - APV Trust, Alexander Burkhardt - BKT Holding, LLC, 
    Maurice Wheatley - Caribbean Panel Construction Systems and Frank Baker - Riverbend Investments, LLC

New committee activity

  • Update on the status of the Design Guide to launch this year.
  • Tech review of software tools to assist in SIP engineering.
  • Readout of advances in marketing outreach efforts in social media and launch of the new SelectSIPs Magazine.

Board of directors election results...Congratulations to:

  • Manufacturing member Mike Tobin, AFM/R-Control SIP
  • Supplier member Mark Vlaisavich, Ashland
  • Dealer/Distributor member Curt Stendel, Panelworks Plus
  • Builder member Michael Morley, SIPsmart Building Systems
  • Design Professional member Tom Moore, Pinnacle Engineering
And a special applause to Lee Bergum, Energy Panel Structures, as SIPA's new President. 
SIPA extends a warm Thank You to Ard Smits as he steps down as President after 3 terms. 
For a complete list of current SIPA Board of Directors click here to visit the www.sips.org website.

Speaker Presentations (downloadable pdf files) 
Interior SIP Partition Walls with MachWall - Bill Chaleff FINAL
RIPs Attic Retrofit Panels For Roofing - Al Cobb FINAL
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) Presentation - Craig Savage FINAL
After Disaster Housing Recovery with SIPs - Chris Fennell FINAL
Measuring the Value of Fortified Home Constuction - Sebastian Awondo FINAL
Improving Customer Experience with Tech  My CX Data - Mike Vandall FINAL
2018 BEA Winners FINAL
2018 Auction deck for Jacksonville FINAL
2018 BOD Candidate Intro FINAL
Ashland - Mark Thompson Gold Sponsor FINAL
Black Bros - Bill Masear Gold Sponsor FINAL
Technical Committee - Corey Nigh TAC FINAL
Net Zero Sneak Peek -  Frank Baker FINAL
Marketing Report - Jack Armstrong FINAL


Click here to review 2017 Annual Meeting information from Austin, TX

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