Online Learning: Commercial Design with SIPs

  • COURSE ID:         SIPs C101
  • AIA CREDIT:         One CEU credit hour/HSW

Summary: This course discusses the benefits of commercial building design with structural insulated panels (SIPs), including energy savings, waste minimization and other sustainable contributions. The designer will gain a better understanding of how to properly utilize SIPs.

You may also take a look a the PDF presentation SIPA AIA CEU SIPs 101C Commercial Design


By completing this course the design professional will be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of SIPs, including their composition, common engineering methods, applicable codes and standards, and how SIPs contribute to sustainable design
  • Identify the energy-efficient characteristics of SIPs and how they improve whole building energy efficiency
  • Describe the waste reducing and product life cycle benefits of building with SIPs relative to traditional wood framing
  • Explain how SIPs contribute to better indoor air quality through a reduction in both air infiltration and interior off-gassing

After watching the video, return to this page and click here to take the 10-question COMMERCIAL DESIGN WITH SIPS 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 with quiz sign-in.

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