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SIPA Online Learning Unit: COMMERCIAL DESIGN WITH SIPS

  • COURSE ID:         SIPS101-C
  • AIA CREDIT:         One CEU credit hour/HSW

Summary: This course discusses the benefits of commercial building design with structural insulated panels (SIPs), including energy savings, waste minimization and other sustainable contributions. The designer will gain a better understanding of how to properly utilize SIPs.

Learning Objectives: COMMERCIAL DESIGN WITH SIPS

By completing this course the design professional will be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of SIPs, including their composition, common engineering methods, applicable codes and standards, and how SIPs contribute to sustainable design
  • Identify the energy-efficient characteristics of SIPs and how they improve whole building energy efficiency
  • Describe the waste reducing and product life cycle benefits of building with SIPs relative to traditional wood framing
  • Explain how SIPs contribute to better indoor air quality through a reduction in both air infiltration and interior off-gassing

Click here for the COMMERCIAL DESIGN WITH SIPS video.

After watching the video, return to this page and click here to take the 10-question COMMERCIAL DESIGN WITH SIPS test.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon passing the test. Your Continuing Education credit will be reported to AIA if you include an AIA number with your personal information.

Thank you for your interest in Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). 

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