330-page building science manual for SIP construction covering foundation design, HVAC strategies, drainage planes, air sealing, window flashing, and more! Packed with hundreds of detailed diagrams covering multiple applications.
This document was created specifically for builders by the manufacturing members of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA). It highlights important considerations during the construction phase of a structural insulated panel (SIP) structure. Decades of combined knowledge from SIPA manufacturers will help reduce the learning curve and leverage SIPs’ exceptional qualities to achieve the high-performance results owners expect when building with SIPs. The content provides a common industry platform for SIP construction. SIPA hopes to make your building process easier and more efficient. THis document is FREE, click on "Add to Cart" to begin the download process.
21 detailed illustrations of SIP connections and joints used in various construction projects.
Free download of the popular SIPs explanation of benefits.
Data packed brochure with charts comparing SIPs labor costs vs. traditional construction methods.
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What are SIPs?
Structural insulated panels are high-performance products used in exterior walls, roofs, and floors for residential and light commercial construction. SIPs are made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam insulation between two skins of structural sheathing, typically oriented strand board (OSB), cement (MgO), or steel. SIPs build better houses.
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) provides this checklist sharing the manufacturing membership’s decades of combined knowledge to ensure the best experience and outcome for designers, builders, and owners of structural insulated panel (SIP) buildings. SIPA hopes to make your design-role easier and more efficient. This brochure is a FREE download pdf file.
General Do's and Don'ts for Handling and Installing SIPs
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SIPs are simple to use. You can order pre-cut structural insulated panels that arrive onsite ready to set in place. Stand them up, fasten them properly, seal all the joints, and in a few days your new house is ready for finish work. To help you get the most satisfaction from your SIP experience, the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) has put together this list of tips and suggestions so you'll get the best performance from your SIPs.
Energy Free is designed to equip building professionals and homeowners alike with a toolkit for creating homes that use no more energy than they produce—this means homes that are free from the vagaries of energy-price fluctuations and that help to free society of the high political and environmental costs of fossil fuels.
Individuals and institutions have been working toward "zero-energy" homes for decades. This volume is the first record of those collective efforts, distilling their experience into a practical and comprehensive how-to guide.
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A comprehensive overview of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). This 24-page brochure quantifies how SIPs save time and energy and includes design/construction considerations, load tables, and connection details.
Project Purpose: Develop, demonstrate, and assess a roof/attic energy retrofit solution using nail-base insulated panels (retrofit panels) for existing homes where traditional attic insulation approaches are not effective or feasible.
Technology: Retrofit panels consist of rigid foam insulation laminated to one face of a wood structural panel. The prefabricated panels are installed above the existing roof deck
during a re-roofing effort.
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New Comprehensive Manual. This Guide provides clear and easily accessible engineering design basics for structural insulated panels (SIPs). The manual captures SIP industry standards as developed and reviewed by longtime SIP professionals.
The current version of the SIP Engineering Design Guide (SIP-EDG01-19) is a free download, purchase for $0.00 below.
Ten-page narrative report on SIP industry production levels in 2018 based on third-party research among all North American SIP manufacturers. The report includes industry totals, residential versus nonresidential usage, panel configuration, building types, panel components, geographic distribution and a list of all North American SIP manufacturing plants.
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How structural insulated panels solve typical problems in light commercial construction
Q: What are structural insulated panels?
A: Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels are typically made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam plastic insulation between two structural skins of oriented strand board (OSB). Other skin material can be used for specific purposes. SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be custom designed for each home. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.
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John C. Stennis Institute of Government researcher Judith Phillips explores SIPs as a viable option for rebuilding in the wake of hurricane Katrina and providing affordable housing to low-income residents. 16 pages.
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