Technical Research

Decades of SIP industry effort and collaboration have resulted in an extensive research library on structural insulated panels and on whole buildings made with SIPs. Scroll down for specific research reports.

Technical Bulletins

SIP Product Test Reports

Over the years SIPA members have worked extensively with USDA's Forest Product Laboratory, DoE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Home Innovation Research Labs and APA – The Engineered Wood Association to build the knowledge base on the structural properties of SIPs. Click below for the official reports on these multi-year studies. Most of this SIP product research can also be found at the Forest Products Laboratory website (fpl.fs.fed.US).

         4 - Creep Behavior of SIPs Under Load
         3 - Flexural Testing of SIPs Before & After Creep Testing
         2 - Creep Performance of SIPs Phase 2
         1 - Creep Behavior of SIPs Pilot Study

Additional Technical Information

Click SIPs and Building Codes for more technical information including Fire and Seismic Performance of SIPs

Whole SIP Building Performance Tests

Additional groups such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the rigorous California Public Utilities Commission have tested the energy performance of whole buildings made with Structural Insulated Panels.

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