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
2020 Agricultural Projects
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Agricultural SIP Project Winners
A major benefit of using SIPs in the construction of the JLC Office Building was the time savings factor. Robb and his crew were able to set 320 lineal feet of wall panel in one day. In December 2016, despite single digit temperatures, the construction crew got almost all of the exterior walls up in one week. Because of the remote location, finding construction labor was a challenge. SIPs made it easier to build using fewer people.
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.
Grand Island, NE
Show Building for Energy Panel Structures for the Husker Harvest Days Farm Show in Grand Island NE. They choose SIP due its speed of construction and energy efficiency, featuring 6-inches expanded polystyrene wall F-26 and R33 8-inches roof thickness. With this benefits, also proved to be a very easy for diversification on an energy efficient building, showing to the end customer the product ready. The Show Building was build with SIP roof panels with ridge laminated beam, versetta stone on front facing and wainscot, hardy plank siding on exterior front facing walls, modified and overhangs.
West River Vet Clinic: State-of-the-art veterinary clinic, animal hospital and retail center in the Southwestern North Dakota agricultural community of Hettinger. WRVC services a large geographic area with five veterinarians and numerous technicians.
Agricultural SIP Project Case Studies
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.
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.
Engineered building system, strong custom referrals for EPS SIP systems for agricultural projects, product durability and energy savings. 8" SIP walls, 22" tall SIP walls, Insulated exterior doors, Vinyl windows, 29 gauge zinc-coated galvanized steel exterior.