Agricultural SIP Projects

These sample agricultural projects built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) include barns, farm offices, workshops and shouses (shop + house combinations). SIPs are expecially suitable for agricultural buildings because of their thermal efficiency under extremely hot or cold temperatures. Select a location at the right to find SIP examples near you. Most individual Project Profiles provide the following information:

  • Exterior and interior photos
  • Name of SIP manufacturer, designer and builder
  • Explanation of why SIPs are appropriate for the project

Agricultural SIP Project Winners

Land and Cattle SIP RanchLand and Cattle SIP Ranch
Ideal, SD
Jorgensen Land & Cattle is a family owned and managed diversified crop and ranch operation located in South Dakota. The office building is home to administrative offices, a conference room, a reception area and a break / lunch room.

SIP Home and ShopSIP Home and Shop
Winsted, MN
Saved labor, allowed move in to be sooner, dried in faster. Less waste on jobsite, First SIP project for this crew, they really enjoyed working with the system.

Agricultural SIP Project Case Studies

Coyote Rock SIP Ranch Terrabone ORCoyote Rock SIP Ranch Terrabone OR
Crooked River Ranch, OR
Breeding quarter horses with the pedigree and care to become tomorrow’s champions in the high desert of Central Oregon. Conditions needed to be optimal for breeding and maturing of mothers and babies in both extreme cold winters and high temps of summer. At the CRR breeding operation, top-performing broodmares are matched with proven sires, and future cutting horse champions are bred and born. The owners are committed to quality in everything, including their building envelope.

SIP Equine HospitalSIP Equine Hospital
Goldsby, OK
The performance of two earlier SIP projects by the owner has made SIPs the construction method of choice. His first project was for an Ardmore, OK equine hospital facility, and second was a housing complex for employees. SIPs provided energy efficiency, sound control, a shorter construction time, overall interior comfort, ability to regulate interior thermals (especially for the MRI area), and improved performance of the HVAC system. The SIP construction provided an energy-efficient envelope that was very stable, so the only design challenges were driven by the fluctuating internal loads.

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