SIP Motel Inver Grove Heights MN
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
|Commercial, Other Commercial
|Extreme Panel Technologies
|MGM Development, LTD
|Mularoni & Co. Architecture, LLC.
|HERS/EUI Index Score:
|ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
The project was delayed during the design phase, before the final architectural drawings were approved, using SIPs allowed the building to be constructed quicker and helped to recuperate some of the delayed time. SIPs helped save time and labor on the project. The walls were able to be built while the site was being prepared and foundation poured. This saved us time and allow the construction crew to focus on the erection of the building rather than laying studs. The SIPs also act as superior insulation for the rooms. In a hospitality building located in the cold climate, it is important for temperature control and energy efficiency to keep the building isolated from the outside climate. The SIP walls are constructed in such a way that they inherently have shear wall properties and acted as such in our four-story wood building. This helped to save on engineering as we checked properties rather than had to devise a sheer wall plan.