Fast Floors With Structural Insulated Panels - Images 16-22

Where a beam end meets the wall above a window, foam is routed out of the panel at the opening edge of the window, allowing the crew to insert jack posts into the recess.

A built-up LVL header, sized to carry the load from the beam, is slipped into the panel above the window opening.

The wall is then stitched together and raised.

For this project, the crew preassembled second-story floor frames in the shop in 8-foot-wide sections.

A simple 2x4 jig helps to keep floor joists aligned as floor sheathing is placed and fastened.

Just like the first-story SIP floors, the preassembled I-joist floor sections are flown into place with the crane.

Previously installed joist hangers receive the I-joist ends as the floor sections drop into position.

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