Structural Insulated Panels

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Queen of Zero: Going to Scale With Panel Construction

Nicole Tysvaer explains why SIPs, the building enclosure of JLC Case Study home,... More

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Four-in-One Exterior Insulation Panel

Masonry backing is integrated with structural sheathing to simplify installation. More

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Touring the Unity Homes Factory Floor
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Getting SIP Framing Right

Structural insulated panels go up fast, but the devil's in the details. More

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Structural Insulated Panels

Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs, are made by bonding structural sheet material — OSB is the most common but plywood, gypsum panels, steel, or fiber-cement are also used—onto both faces of an expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane foam core. They can be used to build floors, walls and roofs. More

Can’t get it here: Sword Saw

Festool’s Schwertsägen allows carpenters to make precision cuts with a chain. More

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How Far Can SIPs Be Cantilevered?

Be sure your installation isn't subject to wind or seismic loading. More

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Rebuilding a Church on a Higher Plane

Builders give a hurricane-devastated structure a lift with concrete, steel, and SIPs. More

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