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I was introduced to foam-core panels in 1982, when my small crew started enclosing timber frames. Over the years we added a second and third crew, and now we have an office, a sales staff that keeps three road crews busy all over the country, and a shop that does panel cutting and design. These days, we build quite a few homes where structural insulated panels, or SIPs, make up the entire structural assembly, with little, if any, other framing. That's the kind of building this story is about. Any house you can stick-build, you can build with structural insulated panels, and in less time. The tools, the materials, and