Trav's Outfitter SIP Store Watertown SD

Location: Watertown, SD

Project Information

Project Type: Commercial, Retail
Manufacturer: Enercept
Builder: Crestone Builders
Design Professional: RS Architects
Year Built: 2018


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards

BEA: 2019 Building Excellence Awards Commercial Over 10k sq.ft. Winner

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 28,000 sq. ft.

Describe the end use of the building: 
Trav's Outfitter is a large retail building. They sell all types of work, western, outdoor, and biker clothing and footwear.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Travis has calculated the potential energy costs for a building of this size and knew that he wanted to build an energy efficient store. He also wanted a building that was structurally sound and would stand the test of time. SIPs fit the bill . Travis wanted to use local businesses for materials and was familiar with Enercept SIPs. So, he was aware of the benefits of SIP Construction such as the speed of construction, the energy savings, and the ability to shut out exterior noise.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6" walls with an EPS insulating core
SIP roof thickness and core material: 10" roof with and EPS insulating core

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy? 
Mr. Uthe acted as his own G.C. for the $2.5 million dollar building, while continuing to operate and run his business. By using SIPs he was able to stay $10 0,0 00 under budget and finished 30 days ahead of schedule.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Engineering Technical Services designed glulam columns to be installed into the panels 8' on center for additional transverse and axial strength, eliminating any factory or job site waste. Over 260 jumbo panels were used for this project.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project: 
The building is heated with an energy efficient Natural Gas, forced air system.

Describe any other energy saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U values of windows used and the U or R value of any insulation materials. 
Insulated, tinted, Low E glass windows and doors were installed at all exterior locations . 12 ' x 14' x 2" thick insulated overhead doors were installed in the storage/garage area of the store. Ten windows on the south side of the building provide natural light to the sales floor.

Please list any energy efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
LED lighting was installed throughout the store. 

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low
VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.
In this rustic, retail setting, the interior OSB skin of the SIP became the finished surface. It was painted to match the interior design. By utilizing this method of finishing, the owner was able to save thousands of dollars in additional building products (such as drywall), and labor, thereby reducing the building's overall carbon footprint, while st ill meeting code requirements, because of the sprinkler system.

Any additional comments on the project:
Trav's Outfitter was a truly a 'grass roots' project as we took it from a concept in the owner's head to a finished building that serves as a retail store and a destination visited and shopped by thousands of people. This collaboration allowed a business to expand from a 3,000 sq. ft. building into a 28,000 sq. ft. building in a superior, highly visible retail location. It is a total SIP design that features exposed SIP panels on both the walls and ceiling, with corrugated steel accents, and clear coated Southern Yellow Pine Post and Beam system. The floor and countertops are polished concrete.


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