Construction Industry News

  • LIVE AIA WEBINAR: May 24th. REGISTER TODAY

    By Premier SIPS on May 11, 2017
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    Learn how to take your home building and design to the next level… quickly and efficiently You’re probably familiar with Structural Insulated Panels, but do you know all of the benefits using them delivers?  From improving framing and insulation installation time to easily meeting energy efficiency requirements, SIPS is a difference maker from day-one. Join Premier SIPS’ Todd Bell as […]
  • SIPS: Efficient Building Practice to Combat Labor Shortage Challenges

    By Premier SIPS on November 17, 2016
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    Even though the construction industry continues to grow, builders across the country continue to have challenges filling job openings.  It’s critical to find solutions to the labor shortage.  Professional Builder Magazine outlines five initiatives that can help ease a builders’ current crunch in its November issue:  Addressing The Labor Shortage Now. To overcome the challenge of too few skilled framers, […]
  • Award-Winning Buildings Constructed With Premier SIPS

    By Premier SIPS on June 6, 2016
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    Originally posted by Premier SIPS Editor’s Desk Top projects in the 2016 SIPA Building Excellence Awards feature company’s structural insulated panels (SIPs). As a testament to the energy-saving features and architectural adaptability of it advanced panels, several projects built with Premier Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) won honors in the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) 2016 Building Excellence Awards. Of note, […]
  • SIPS Provide Dual Sound and Fire Performance

    By Premier SIPS on March 11, 2016
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    Premier SIPs Pass Testing Requirements for Sound Transmission and Fire Resistance, STC / Hourly Wall Assembly Brochure Dual sound and fire performance make SIPS an ideal choice for town homes, condos, apartments and hotels, when fire safety and sound transmission are important.   Sound control is important in lodging structures, multi-family apartments, condominium complexes, as well as Senior Living Facilities or any […]
  • IN DEPTH: Insulation and Housewrap

    By Premier SIPS on January 20, 2016
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    Originally published in LBM Journal, January’s 2016, In Depth As codes tighten, dealers evaluate their options and expand their product choices to meet the growing needs for energy, air, moisture and noise control. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) SIPs are growing in awareness due to the variety of functions they can provide in one component.  They consist of a foam-core center […]
  • Quiet Multi-Family Spaces

    By Premier SIPS on November 19, 2015
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    Premier SIPs Pass Testing Requirements for Sound Transmission and Fire Resistance It’s a challenge to get a stick-framed structure to meet both sound transmission and fire resistance ratings, but with Premier SIPs it can be done quickly and cost effectively. Sound control is important in lodging structures, multi-family apartments, condominium complexes, as well as Senior Living Facilities or any building […]
  • The Perfect Match: Energy Efficient Building Envelope and Mini-Splits for the HVAC System

    By Premier SIPS on July 28, 2014
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    Many builders and designers are realizing the energy efficiencies of using SIPs for the envelope of the structures they are building and designing.  An issue that keeps popping up when using SIPs for the envelope is what to do about the HVAC system.  SIPs are so energy efficient that the required HVAC loads are coming in below what conventional forced […]
  • Streamline Building Projects to Alleviate Labor Shortages

    By Premier SIPS on July 22, 2014
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    Although construction and housing markets are recovering from the recession, finding and hiring workers continue to be a key challenge for builders. (see NAHB industry survey:  Labor Shortages Are A Key Issue for Housing).  As the labor shortages are becoming a major impact on the construction industry, many builders are seeking alternatives. Streamlining project builds is the first step in reducing […]
  • High Performance Houses and Extreme Weather

    By Premier SIPS on March 11, 2014
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    We have talked about how Premier SIPs can help make your building tighter, contribute to lower HERS ratings and even help reach passive house standards, however, this story below provides a different perspective on why a tight building is important. This year the country has seen all kinds of crazy weather.  Some of it has also been really scary…..like the […]
  • Sustainable Buildings. Reduced Risk.

    By Premier SIPS on March 3, 2014
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    At first, the connection between the insurance industry and the promotion of green building may not be obvious.  But as the climate is changing and ‘SUPER STORMS’ are becoming the norm…the insurance industry sees a connection between green practices and REDUCED RISK.  Environmental Leader’s article, Green Building Takes the Wind out of Strong Storms, does a great job explaining why […]