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SIPS are the Future
SIPs are offering a new way to construct both commercial and residential buildings. We will give a short introduction to the nature and history of SIPs, and how SIPs can replace the role or use of timber and to certain extent steel in modern construction.
SIPs are structural panels that replace subfloor systems, stud walls, and trusses or rafters. SIPs often completely replace trusses, rafters, and battens in residential construction as they can span a single span up to 10m. SIPs have very good thermal properties with higher R-values and a reduction in thermal bridging compared with traditional systems. SIPs are factory-made and are ideal for prefab and modular building systems.
A well-designed and documented SIPs building can speed up onsite construction time considerably with the lock-up stage possible in 1-2 weeks following slab completion, or 2-3 weeks for a suspended sub-floor system.
We will discuss:
How best to design and specify with SIPs
BAL. and fire ratings, cost of SIPs
How specifying SIPs can reduce project costs
Reducing long-term heating and cooling cost
How SIPs construction comes close to Passivhaus standards but without the associated costs.
SIPs are one of the key future building products that will increasingly assist us in our pursuit of better build environments whilst lowering build cost.
What are SIPs and how do we design with and specify them?
SIPs facilitate easy transition to 7 stars and beyond.
SIPs address current timber supply issues and facilitate the shift to factory-based construction systems thereby increasing quality and lowering overall cost and time on site.
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