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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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SIP Specification

SIP Specification

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

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Designing with SIPs: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Designing with SIPs: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

SIP design process overview with key points and checklists for the ten most important considerations when designing a SIP building.

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SIP DESIGN BP-1: High-Performance SIP Building Envelope

SIP DESIGN BP-1: High-Performance SIP Building Envelope

A 24-page deeper dive into the building science behind the exceptional performance of SIPs. Learn why SIPs exceed building code thermal requirements, eliminate laborious continuous insulation requirements, reduce HVAC loads via reduced air leakage, and eliminate poor insulation installation concerns.

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SIP DESIGN BP-2: HVAC Systems with SIPs

SIP DESIGN BP-2: HVAC Systems with SIPs

This 11-page document explores the technical reasons high-performance buildings need significantly smaller HVAC systems. SIP buildings are very well-insulated and tighter, which
results in HVAC systems easily being oversized if old rules of thumb are used to size equipment.

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SIP DESIGN BP-3: SIP Structural Capabilities

SIP DESIGN BP-3: SIP Structural Capabilities

Comprehensive engineering analysis of point loads, long-distance roof spans, and SIP acceptance of building code acceptance.

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SIP DESIGN BP-4: SIP Sizes

SIP DESIGN BP-4: SIP Sizes

Understand the reason behind various sized SIP panels in this 6-page resource. This versatility in size offers design professionals a wide range of creative options. Additionally, panels can be manufactured up to 24 feet long without the use of intermediate supports.

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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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SIP Solutions for Commercial Construction

SIP Solutions for Commercial Construction

Explanation of real world thermal performance of SIPs. Examples of how building with SIPs fit specific commercial construction needs.

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