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Jorgenson Land and Cattle (JLC) Office Building - 2018 SIPA Building Excellence Awards Winner, Agricultural

31250 265th Street
Ideal, SD 57541

Participant information:
Enercept, Inc.
Charlie Ewalt-Roberta Bartel-Neal Mack
3100 9th Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605-882-2222
Email Address: enercept@enercept.com
Website: www.enercept.com


2018 SIPA
Building Excellence Awards

First Place Winner
in the Agricultural Category

Project information
Jorgenson Land and Cattle (JLC) Office Building
31250 265th Street
Ideal, SD 57541
Date Completed: 05/2017
Dimensions of building: 60' x 110' main level / 60' x 22' second level
Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 7,920 sqft

Built By:
Jensen Construction Services, Inc.
Robb Jensen
210 North Main Street
Parker, SD 57053

Panels Manufactured By: Enercept, Inc.

Designed By:
Pro Group
Wendel Potrate
208 E. Holly Blvd.
Brandon, SD 57201

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 7,920 sqft

Describe the end use of the building:
Jorgensen Land & Cattle is a family owned and managed diversified crop and ranch operation located in South Dakota. The office building will be home to administrative offices, conference room, reception area and break / lunch room.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
The temperature extremes in this part of South Dakota fluctuate from well below zero in the winter months to above 100 degrees during the summer months. The energy savings potential was a key factor in the owners' decision to build with SIPs.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6" EPS SIP wall panels
SIP roof thickness and core material: 8" EPS SIP roof panels

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
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.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved: The JLC Office Building was built to meet or exceed 2015 Building Code:
Live Roof Load: 20 psf
Ground Snow Load: 43 psf
+ Drifting: 30 psf
Wind speed 115 mph exposure C Ultimate

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
Four Carrier Infinity electric (3 ton) heat pumps were installed for the main level
A 2-1/2 Ton unit was installed for the upper level.

Any additional comments on the project:
The builder, Robb Jensen, had never worked with SIP panels before and really enjoyed the experience. He is eager to install SIPs in the future. The owners noted that they have been able to heat and cool this 7,920 sqft building for about the same amount as their old office, a 1,000 sqft house.

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Builder Information

Jensen Construction Services, Inc. ,
Robb Jensen210 North Main Street
Parker, SD 57053

Phone: (605) 297-4809

Panels manufactured by Enercept.

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