SIPs/ICFs

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

2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards presented

The Structural Insulated Panel Association presented its 2014 Building Excellence Awards April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Judges were Matt Belcher of Verdatek Solutions, Chris Fennell of Building Insight, and independent architectural designer Mehrdad Dabbagh. The winners were: Overall Competition … Read more »

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SIPA reports 5% SIP production growth

Results from the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) annual production survey show a five percent increase in structural insulated panel (SIP) production in 2013 among the association’s manufacturing membership, consisting of 28 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. Industry-wide … Read more »

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2014 SIPA Building Excellence Awards

Eight homes and commercial buildings built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) were recognized for their innovation and environmental sustainability during the 2014 Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony, April 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The annual competition … Read more »

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APA Outlook: Demand for engineered wood products expected to grow

Recovery of housing market expected to drive growth in demand for engineered wood products by 30 to 45 percent through 2018. Despite adverse weather conditions across much of the country that hampered the forward momentum of the US economy in … Read more »

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USDA to partner with WoodWorks to advance the use of wood in buildings

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced  a $1 million program to be implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service in partnership with the Wood Products Council’s WoodWorks initiative, to provide training for architects, engineers … Read more »

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Fort Lauderdale SIP Conference offers AIA credits

Architects, contractors, and other building industry professionals can learn the latest technology in high performance and net zero energy construction with a series of free training seminars on April 30 at the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Annual Meeting & … Read more »

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Lessons learned for builders from the Joplin tornado: Government report released

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final report  for its technical investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.—the deadliest tornado in the United States in the 64 years that official records … Read more »

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Bigger and better: Nothing about this metal building project was small

- By Sharon Thatcher – When Tri-M Construction got its first opportunity to general contract a project in a high-end air community near Benton, Kan., it did so in a big way.  What resulted was the largest project thus far … Read more »

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McElroy Metal celebrates 50th anniversary, introduces new logo

BOSSIER CITY, La. – McElroy Metal has responded to the needs of customers with innovative metal roofing and wall products and reliable service to become a leader in the construction industry. McElroy Metal, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, remains … Read more »

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New study shows air sealing is essential for all insulation types

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Building Science Corporation (BSC) has released a report detailing the results of a multi-year insulation research project. The most significant finding from the report is that sealed walls of the same R-value perform equally well regardless of … Read more »

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