Sustainable Hospital Design
Although everyday problems seem to be a constant reminder of the perils of life, little more can be as traumatizing as not having a hospital facility to go to when one encounters a severe injury or illness.
Last year, a collaboration was initiated by Milli Smith, founder of The Scarlet Heart Foundation, Inc. and an evangelist for advanced development in Haiti and Africa, to improve the availability of medical services and facilities to those ... Continue
Let’s start by describing what a SIP Panel is and why they are called SIP Panels in the first place.
The SIP Panel is actually an ingenious combination of three things; two panels and a core. One panel serves as an exterior skin, the core is a block of construction foam, and a second panel serves as an outer skin. These three items are bonded together to create a strong Structural Insulated Panel.
I have been in several conversations lately regarding sustainable housing materials and I have drawn some new conclusions.
My consultative status with the UN offers a way to hear a vast array of opinions on a lot of subjects. One conversation that is discussed often has to do with opinions over importing modern green building materials or using indigenous green building materials.
Overall it is being said that neither solution is profitable as a sustainable housing solution. In general I agree, but ... Continue
I Want To Use SIP Panels on My Next Project. Are They Covered in Building Codes?
When deciding if SIP Panels are a good choice for your next construction project, it is good to know they conform to building codes, are incredibly strong, and extremely energy efficient, and used to build hundreds of millions of square feet of buildings each year.
Over the years, products are accepted or rejected by a combination of public opinion, research, and practical ... Continue
Rationale for Building your own SIP Panels if you are in construction, especially internationally!
For over 70 years there has been a tremendous amount of SIP construction totalling many hundreds of millions of square feet of SIP buildings having been built. All of this has been backed by science and research demonstrating the strength and durability of the panels (as well as weaknesses). They are indisputably a strong product that offers a faster 1 way to ... Continue
Why do innovations in affordable housing technologies appear and then disappear so quickly?
There seems to be a real need in the world for better and faster ways to build affordable housing. It is estimated that there are 1.5 billion people who do not have adequate shelter, aka affordable housing. This would represent roughly 1/5 of mankind. We can assume all of those people just choose not to have houses and end this article here. Or, we ... Continue