SIPs/ICFs

News and information on purchasing and using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).

Metl-Span releases white paper on benefits, advantages of IMPs

LEWISVILLE, Texas  – Metl-Span LLC has posted a white paper on its website detailing the many benefits and advantages of Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Systems as building components, specifically walls and roofing. The white paper cites IMPs as a pre-manufactured version of a “universal wall” or “perfect wall.” It also discusses the physics of...

Metl-Span announces new expansion with Hamilton, Ont., facility

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Metl-Span has announced the acquisition of the Vicwest manufacturing plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The company notes that the new plant allows Metl-Span the opportunity to expand and serve customers competitively within the Canadian and Northeastern United States markets. Metl-Span will be fulfilling existing customer orders as well as offering its...

Announcing the 2015 SIPA Building Excellence Award Winners

The 13th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association Building Excellence Awards were announced during the association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference in Tucson, Arizona. Winning submissions demonstrated exceptional performance in quantifiable energy efficiency using structural insulated panels (SIPs); design and structural engineering innovation; creative use of SIP construction; and environmental sustainability. The 2015 winning projects...

Schweiss Doors now offers a Build Your Own Door Kit

Schweiss Doors has designed a simple way for customers to build their own hydraulic doorframe without sacrificing Schweiss quality and unique design features.   “We realized the great demand for the popular Schweiss hydraulic door design and figured out a way for customers who are willing to weld their own steel doorframes together to...

DBCI launches 3000 Series Door for moderate to high-wind loads

Douglasville, GA – Rollup door manufacturer DBCI announces the launch of the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada. The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it’s ease of installation. It features...

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2015 Gold Key voting is now open!

Annually for the past 33 years, Rural Builder has sponsored a contest where builders vote for their favorite suppliers. Companies that receive the most votes receive a Gold Key Award, which allows them bragging rights and special advertising privileges. Winners are announced in our July issue. We are once again launching our balloting process....

AceClamp/PMC Industries to introduce two new fastening solutions for solar

PLAINVILLE, Conn. – AceClamp/PMC Industries will introduce the AceClamp Wind Clamp and the AceClamp Wire Management Clip, two new fastening solutions for solar standing seam metal roof applications, at the International Roofing Expo, Feb. 24-26. The exhibition takes place at New Orleans’ Morial Convention Center, booth number #237. The AceClamp Wind Clamp for standing...

ABC Supply Co. Inc. acquires Siding World

Transaction Includes 17 Locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio   BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Siding World, a distributor of siding and other exterior building products including roofing, windows, doors, decking and gutters. The 40-year old company has locations in 17 markets in Michigan, Indiana...