Multi-Family Housing

  • Simplifying STC with SIPS

    By Premier SIPS on February 14, 2017
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    Because of their high energy efficiency, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are commonly used for exterior walls and roofs, but a new noise reducing SIP assembly for interior walls has been developed. These assemblies simplify the construction of STC 50 or higher walls, while also meeting fire-rating requirements, in some cases.  STC / Hourly Wall Assembly Brochure. Testing by an independent laboratory […]
  • 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 […]
  • PROJECT PROFILE: Affordable Senior Housing in Arizona

    By Premier SIPS on November 30, 2015
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    Given multiple development issues including clearing asbestos from the building on site to zoning and design changes, time was saved by using SIPS instead of standard wood framing.  Staying on deadline was critical to this project. Lofts at McKinley project profile (pdf) Urban infill redevelopment project serving a mixed community.  By removing a vacant office building and replacing it with […]
  • 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 […]
  • Project Profile: Affordable Multi-Family Housing for Non-Traditional Families

    By Premier SIPS on July 20, 2015
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    Grandfamilies Place of Phoenix received the ‘Exemplary Urban Multifamily Project’ award from the Arizona Department of Housing.  The award recognizes an outstanding multifamily rental project in urban Arizona that serves low to moderate income individuals, families or seniors, and has one more of the following elements:  outstanding architectural design, transit oriented design, green building technology, mixed use, preservation/revitalization, serves as […]
  • Project Profile: Mixed Income Senior Apartments

    By Premier SIPS on June 25, 2014
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    As part of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards, one of Community Development Programs Center of Nevada’s mixed income senior apartments received recognition for the projects’ innovation and environmental sustainability. The annual competition selects the top SIPs projects in eight categories.  Read more on what Premier SIPs projects brought home awards. PROJECT PROFILE:   Mixed Income Senior Apartments  |  Las […]
  • Green Building Projects Built with SIPS Recognized

    By Premier SIPS on April 17, 2013
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    Excited to be honored during the Structural Insulated Panel Association’s (SIPA) 11th Annual Building Excellence Awards ceremony, held at the SIPA  Annual Meeting in Arizona.  Building Excellence Awards highlight innovative projects using SIPs as the basis for energy-efficient, green buildings.  Entries were evaluated on energy efficiency, design and structural engineering innovation, environmental sustainability, and creative use of SIP construction. INSPIRATION HOME […]
  • Using SIPS to Meet Green Building Goals

    By Premier SIPS on January 8, 2013
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    The Western states are home to some of the country’s greenest buildings.  The region’s design and building professionals regularly receive honors in environmental award programs.  Many of the winning buildings rely on structural insulated panels, SIPs, as part of a high-performance building envelope.  Projects include commercial and institutional buildings, multi-family residences, schools and homes.  Originally published in Architectural West Magazine’s November/December 2012 issue the article, […]
  • Tribal SIPS Project Receives USGBC Project of the Year and International SEED Award

    By Premier SIPS on November 27, 2012
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    The Puyallup Tribal Longhouse, a multifamily housing project on the Puyallup Tribe reservation in Tacoma, WA is receiving international recognition this month.  By utilizing advanced technologies, such as Premier structural insulated panels (SIPS), architect Environmental Works was able to impressively integrate both cultural and environmental responsibility into the tribal project to meet the goals set by the Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority….”space […]
  • Preserving Affordable Housing for Seniors in Arizona

    By Premier SIPS on October 22, 2012
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    The costs to rent or purchase housing remains increasingly less affordable to millions of Americans, both for those on fixed retirement incomes as well as those who have not yet reached retirement.  For those who have only small pensions, social security and a few assets, their only hope for a safe, healthy and affordable housing is through communities built with the assistance of Low Income […]