SIP panels are a construction building product developed and used since the 1950’s. They are used to construct millions of square feet of buildings each year. They are some of the strongest building materials available and may be the quickest way to build almost anything. SIPs come in a variety of sizes and are cut to specific lengths and shapes prior to building a structure. Once manufactured and cut to size in a structurally insulated panel factory they are then shipped to the job site for assembly into the building. Although there are variations (each sip panel manufacturer modifies them slightly) they all function on the same basic principles. Namely, an inner skin and an outer skin are separated by a foam core. This geometry behaves like a giant I-beam and is incredibly strong. Typically Structural Insulated Panels cores are made from one of two structural foam materials: polyurethane foams or polystyrene foams (and multiple variations). The inner and outer skins are typically pressed board known as OSB (oriented strand board) with MgO (magnesium oxide) fast become the norm.
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What are Structural Insulated Panels (sip)
What is wrong with traditional SIP’s?
There are a lot of variations that make some SIPs better than others for a given application. Some SIPs perform above grade others below grade. Some have OSB as a skin others use MgO and still others use exotic skins to meet an architects vision. But one thing remains true; all structurally insulated panels are made in factories and need to be shipped to the job site. This adds significant costs and will add many thousands of dollars to the cost of a house build. This single point, more than any other is what has kept SIPs from being used more frequently.
Why are IADDIC SIP Panels Different?
For starters, we take the sip panel manufacturing directly to the job site. This one thing more than any other saves 10’s or even many 100’s of thousands of dollars for the contractor building structures on a regular basis. Our goal is to make them available across the globe and this means the shipping has to be efficient. As it turns out NOTHING ships as efficiently as Industrial Grade Polyurethane Foam. Condensed 20-40 times its final state it is more efficient to ship than any other construction material, guaranteed!
SIP Panel Manufacturing
Traditionally, SIP Panels have been made in conventional brick and mortar factories. As mentioned previously; this is not the best nor cost-effective way to get SIP Panels to the job site.
To change that IADDIC has developed equipment used to manufacture structural panels to ~ BUILD ALMOST ANYTHING ~ ALMOST ANYWHERE~.
We have two basic systems for SIP panel manufacturing: The PBS3000 which is a portable panel mold/press and the Global Mobile Factory which, as the name implies is a robust system for high-level manufacturing. Both systems equip the construction contractor or the builder with the tools needed to produce their own panels. Speaking of tools, we also offer tools needed to fabricate the panel so they fit perfectly into the building construction and we have a global supply chain for the skins and the polyurethane foam.
SIP Panel Construction
SIP Panel Construction is indeed one of the easiest construction methods available. The speeds with which buildings can be erected are unrivaled by other more traditional construction methods. In places where housing is in high demand, fast construction is essential. A couple of men and some light equipment can have a whole average sized house constructed in a couple of days. We are referring to the walls and roofs only. Finishing work is added to that but nonetheless, SIP Panel construction is incredibly quick and some of the most durable in the world and is often times ICC (International Code Compliant) and UBC (Universal Building Code) compliant.
SIP Panels Prices
We have a SIP Panel Project price calculator help you to better understand how the IADDIC Panel Building System can benefit you. Use the calculator to gather a quick price and then contact us for a detailed proposal. We think you will agree; building with Structurally Insulated Panels using the IADDIC system simply makes sense.
What Can Be Built using SIP’s?
The short answer is ~ Almost Anything ~ Almost Anywhere~ Anything from tiny homes, shelter, disaster relief shelters, affordable housing, high-end housing, places of worship, schools, clinics, commercial buildings and more. If it’s been built with brick and mortar, concrete, wood or metal studs; chances are it can be built using SIP Panels. Chances are also extremely high that it will also be built better, certainly be more energy efficient and if built using the IADDIC recommended structural foams and MgO skins, last longer.
Remember! NOBODY can afford to ship SIP Panels, ESPECIALLY Internationally!