Mark your calendars for March 21-23 when the SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference rolls into Greenville, South Carolina. For over a decade, the SIPA Annual Meeting has been an opportunity for members of the SIP industry to get together, network and expand their SIP knowledge with informative presentations and seminars.
This year, the event offers dedicated educational sessions for both builders and architects, a SIP-specific trade show, and a series of presentations on how SIPs can help meet the energy codes of tomorrow. Across the nation, building codes and voluntary energy efficiency programs are requiring more energy-efficient measures. Keynote speaker Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, will update attendees on changes to the popular ENERGY STAR for Homes program, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, and how SIPs fit into the future landscape of energy-efficient buildings.
SIPA will offer both beginning and advanced AIA Continuing Education courses on how to design with SIPs. Attendees can earn one AIA HSW credit for each one-hour course.
Builders and contractors are encouraged to attend a three-hour builder education workshop, led by veteran SIP installer and SIPschool president Al Cobb. The seminar will cover basic home design and engineering considerations for SIP construction, building science, and the SIP ordering and delivery process.
For SIPA members, the Annual Meeting presents the opportunity to participate in committee meetings and help determine the association’s direction and objectives. If you are not a SIPA member, this is a great time to sit in on a meeting and discover what SIPA is all about.