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 & Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Six AIA Continuing Education HSW hours are available by attending seminars covering zero energy ready home design and advanced structural components like cross-laminated timbers.

8:20 – 9:20 a.m. Plenary Session – Resilient Construction for a Climate Changed World

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training Part I (2 AIA HSW)

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Intro to Cross-Laminated Timbers – Lunch provided (1 AIA HSW)

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Training Part II (2 AIA HSW)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Intro to Glu-Lams (1 AIA HSW)

All events take place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa as part of the SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference—an industry event focused on structural insulated panels (SIPs), a high performance panelized building system. Beginning on April 29, the conference opens with Keynote speaker Ron Jones, the Co-Founder and President of Green Builder Media. Additional sessions explore the advantages of retrofit insulated panels as the backbone of deep energy retrofits; an exploration of metal, cementitious and alternative SIP skin materials; a LEEDv4 overview with author Michelle Cottrell; energy modeling to meet new energy codes and more (see the full agenda).

“Our mission is to educate the building community that SIPs are the most adaptable, high-performance green building system for any climate,” said Al Cobb, SIPA President.

“This year we will be inviting experts on SIPs made with metal, cementitious, magnesium oxide, and hybrid skins to explain how these technologies can contribute to energy-efficient and durable structures,” he added.

Other conference highlights include an industry trade show, networking opportunities, daily raffles, the Wayne Kondor Memorial Golf Tournament, and a showcase of innovative SIP projects during the SIPA Building Excellence Awards.

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For more information on the 2014 SIPA Annual Meeting & Conference, visit

About SIPA
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is a non-profit association representing manufacturers, suppliers, dealer/distributors, design professionals, and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry.


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