Online Learning: Basic SIP Design and Engineering

  • COURSE ID:         BESTS02-OD
  • AIA CREDIT:         One CEU credit hour (HSW)
  • VIDEO LENGTH:  57:02

Summary: This unit covers the fundamental information necessary to design and engineer a SIP building. Topics include which architectural styles are best suited for SIPs and how to tailor SIPs to best suit the needs of the building.


  • Recognize SIP-friendly architectural styles
  • Explain the details of how SIPs should be used in floors and walls, how to determine the thickness of each SIP and the correct connections to use
  • Describe how bevel cuts and square cuts are made, and understand when each should be used
  • Identify when to use certain types of roof SIPs support; compare and contrast single ridge beams, cantilevered ridges, purlin/ mid-span beams

After watching the video, return to this page and click here to take the 10-question BASIC SIP DESIGN AND ENGINEERING test.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon passing the test. Your Continuing Education credit will be reported to AIA if you include an AIA number during test sign-in.

Study Guide: Basic SIP Design and Engineering

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