Affordable SIP Habitat House Parkersburg WV
Location: Parkersburg, WV
|Project Type:||Residential, Affordable Housing|
|Builder:||ACME Panel Company|
|Design Professional:||Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio Valley|
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Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley works towards the elimination of inadequate housing in Wood County, West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio. To that end, they identify qualified home buyers and, through a combination of education, attractive mortgage terms, and "sweat-equity" (hours spent building homes), provide housing that suits family needs and income.
SIP benefits for this job:
Because of the unique model of Habitat for Humanity, SIP construction makes sense. They rely on volunteer labor, standardized floorplans, long-standing relationships with vendors, and predictable jobsites to help streamline costs and continue to build affordable homes for families with low to moderate incomes. ACME Panel Company has worked with Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio Valley since they built house #58 and they have completed 109 houses to date. Completed in 2021 were houses 108 and 110 (pictures attached), house 109 is nearing completion at the time of this application.
SIP wall thickness: 6 1/2" thickness with EPS Foam Core
Comments on labor saving, construction time, construction costs and energy savings:
SIPs saved time, labor, and construction costs because of their long standing practice of using the same floorplan for homes (modified in cases where ADA design/accessibility is required for family members) and their familiarity with panels. Because of their inherently higher R-Values when compared to standard stick-framing, SIPs will save energy and contribute to the lifetime affordability of the homes for the families that purchase them.