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Presentation IBS 2024 Bld Sys Council SIP overview Damian + Joe

Presentation IBS 2024 Bld Sys Council SIP overview Damian + Joe

Why Smart Builders Use SIPs – What YOU Need to Know
IBS –Building Systems Council – Las Vegas – Feb 2024
Damian Pataluna – SIPA Past President – DamianP@FischerSIPs.com
Joe Pasma – SIPA Board Member – JoePasma@Enercept.com

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2024 IBS Education HPH Faster Better Cheaper Sam+Jack FINAL

2024 IBS Education HPH Faster Better Cheaper Sam+Jack FINAL

Getting to Zero Energy Homes (ZEHs)
Faster, Better and Cheaper
NAHB - IBS Education

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SmartMarket Brief - Building Sustainably: Green & resilient Sings-Family Homes 2024

SmartMarket Brief - Building Sustainably: Green & resilient Sings-Family Homes 2024

The National Association of Home Builders has teamed up with Dodge Data & Analytics to survey home builders on the level of their green building activity, the costs and benefits of building green, the drivers and obstacles influencing their decision to build green and the green practices and features that they most widely use and value.
The two companies last conducted research on the prevalence of green building in the single-family residential market in 2019, publishing the findings in 2020. There were 250 home builders and remodelers surveyed in this 2024 report and it revealed that commitment to green building remains strong and is growing among single-family builders and remodelers.

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The Embodied Carbon Story of a Green Building - Talia Dreicer, 2024 SIPA Annual Meeting

The Embodied Carbon Story of a Green Building - Talia Dreicer, 2024 SIPA Annual Meeting

Follow along TC Legend Homes & Powerhouse Designs as they illustrates the attainable keys to their energy performance and sustainability success among homebuilders/designers. Establish an embodied carbon baseline and mitigate your goals by considering material changes, operational emissions and costs. Powerhouse Designs offers carbon related consulting and embodied calculation services. Download the PDF presentation here.

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Homebuilders Leading Decarbonization - Chris Magwood, 2024 SIPA Annual Meeting

Homebuilders Leading Decarbonization - Chris Magwood, 2024 SIPA Annual Meeting

This PDF presentation provides in-depth analysis of CO2 reports and the impact the building industry has and can have on current emissions data. Packed full of corroborating studies, this presentation also dives into the Building Emissions Accounting for Materials (BEAM) tool, a free spreadsheet tool using an EPD database and material takeoff estimation. BEAM is programmed with SIP specifications to further demonstrate that SIPs are a climate-forward building solution.

Download the PDF to explore resources from Climate Action, HomebuildersCAN, RMI and other leading industry reports and to follow Chris Magwood's well-delivered presentation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SIPs

Frequently Asked Questions about SIPs

The 34 most frequently asked questions about Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).

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SIPs True Cost Bidding Tool (BLANK)

SIPs True Cost Bidding Tool (BLANK)

The SIPs True Value Bidding Tool helps demonstrate the added value of a SIP project with every lead that your business encounters. It’s an easy way to elaborate on the additional value included in a SIP structure that conveys more than energy performance – it demonstrates the true cost associated with building and the real savings in choosing SIPs.

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Do's and Don'ts for Handling and Installing SIPs

Do's and Don'ts for Handling and Installing SIPs

Topics: General Principles, Handling and Storage, Assembly, Weather Details and Interior Comfort.

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Building with SIPs: NEED TO KNOW

Building with SIPs: NEED TO KNOW

SIP building process overview with key points and checklists for the ten most important things you need to know to build a SIP building.

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SIP Basic Connection Details

SIP Basic Connection Details

Updated in 2021 and 2022, the SIP Basic Connection Details provides 27 detailed illustrations of typical SIP connections and joints. Includes roof-to-wall panel connections, foundation connections, eaves detailing and more. These SIP connections in structures were updated in 2021 by a team of SIP-industry collaborators.

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SIP Specification

SIP Specification

Guide Specification 06 12 00 for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Use for typical construction project submissions.

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SIPs True Cost / Value Bidding Tool (COMPLETED EXAMPLE)

SIPs True Cost / Value Bidding Tool (COMPLETED EXAMPLE)

This completed example of the True Value Bidding Tool helps demonstrate the added value of a SIP project with real specifications. The tool is an easy way to elaborate on the additional value included in a SIP structure that conveys more than energy performance – it demonstrates the true cost associated with building and the real savings in choosing SIPs.

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Three Pilot Results w/ STCBT - Sam Rashkin

Three Pilot Results w/ STCBT - Sam Rashkin

The goal of the STCBT pilot was to apply the tool to a diverse array of real projects to identify its impact on SIPs competitiveness when using actual bids and expert-based cost estimates. It was hoped that these results would help the industry better understand market growth opportunities

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SIP BUILDER-BP 9 SIP Electrical

SIP BUILDER-BP 9 SIP Electrical

SIP manufacturers may provide electrical wiring chases in wall panels. The chases are approximately 1-1/4” in diameter and are located in the foam insulation core of the SIP. Horizontal chases in the wall panels are located at switch and outlet heights, approximately 14” and 48” from the bottom of the panel. Vertical chases are located approximately 4’ on center in the wall panels. Additional chases may be added. Consult the manufacturer that you are working with.

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SIP BUILDER-BP 10 SIP Plumbing

SIP BUILDER-BP 10 SIP Plumbing

Plumbing is recommended to be placed in interior walls to provide for an optimal exterior building envelope.

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Study Guide SIPA BEST Program

Study Guide SIPA BEST Program

Study Guide for the SIPA BEST (Building Education with SIPs Training) online program. 76 pages with illustrations and glossaries covering all 10 chapters, for those who prefer a “textbook.”

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Cut Labor Costs by 55% with SIPs

Cut Labor Costs by 55% with SIPs

Two data-packed pages with graphs comparing SIPs to traditional stick frame construction.

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Product Guide to Structural Insulated Panels

Product Guide to Structural Insulated Panels

A comprehensive 24-page overview of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). This brochure quantifies how SIPs save time and energy and includes design/construction considerations, load tables and connection details.

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Retrofit Insulated Panel Installation Guide

Retrofit Insulated Panel Installation Guide

Comprehensive, illustrated 40-page manual for installing Retrofit Insulated Panels (RIPs), also known as nailbase

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Strategies for Post-Hurricane Mississippi Housing

Strategies for Post-Hurricane Mississippi Housing

16-page research study recommending SIPs as a viable option for rebuilding in the wake of hurricane Katrina and providing affordable housing to low-income residents.

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