SIPSTECH Manufacturing Solutions are available in mutiple configurations based on the specific requirements of our Strategic Partners.
If you are interested in becoming a SIPSTECH Strategic Partner please:
*If you are not familiar with SIP products and technology please visit STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL ASSOCIATION.
If you require some additional SIP installation training for you staff please visit THE SIP SCHOOL
What are SIPs?
|Why are SIPs more environmentally responsible?
When you build with SIPs, you're building homes that can save 50% or more on energy costs when compared to conventional stick frame construction. That means less fossil fuel consumption and less greenhouse gas emissions. SIP technology provides higher "whole-wall" R-value, tightens the building envelope, and reduces air infiltration. That allows you to downsize the heating and cooling equipment. It1s the combination of these systems that makes up the technology of a high-performance SIP home. You will also enjoy the green building benefits of less job-site waste, better utilisation of material resources, and more environmentally friendly building practices.
Why are SIPs so much stronger?
SIPs structural characteristics are similar to a steel I-beam. The skins act like the flanges of an I-beam, and the rigid core provides the web of the I-beam configuration. This composite assembly yields stiffness, strength, and predictable performance. Not only do test results show panels are stronger, but natural disasters have proven it time and again. Home s built with SIPs withstood the Great Hanshin (Kobe, Japan) and North Ridge earthquakes, as well as Hurricane Andrew.
How do SIPs react to fire?
Fire requires three components: fuel, ignition, and oxygen. SIPs have no "air" within their solid cores of insulation. The fire cannot "run up the wall" cavity even when balloon framed. SIPs have passed every standard fire test required of wood based or type V construction. A key element of fire safety is protection of the SIPs and any other underlying structure with 15-minute thermal barriers, such as gypsum wallboard
How about ventilation?
All advanced technology building systems require mechanical ventilation. These systems bring fresh air into the building and exhaust moisture laden and stale air to the outside. Often, they can be combined with filter systems or other fresh air devices. Not only is ventilation practical, but it's a code requirement in many areas. Many heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) are available from your mechanical contractor.
How do SIPs save so much labour?
Cutting and fabricating, based on your construction drawings, are done for you in a SIP manufacturing plant. That reduces site labour and time building materials are exposed to the weather on the job site. SIPs are also made in large sizes up to 8 ft by 24 ft so assembly on-site is faster, framing crews are more productive, and the project is "dried-in" sooner. That means other subcontractors can get a head start on the jobs they need to do.
What is the structural performance of SIPs?
SIPA manufacturers make their panels to meet code requirements and are listed with the National Evaluation Service, Inc. (NES) or the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). These reports have load design charts showing allowable loads for given sizes of structural insulated panels.
You can build just about anything with Structural Insulated Panels...
...luxury homes in Canada or homes and apartments in Russia!