SIPs Technical Center

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Gypsy’s, Crystal Balls, Tarot Cards and SIPs. What could they possibly have in common?

    By Premier SIPS on October 21, 2015
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    Written by:  Joe Pasma, PE, Premier SIPS Technical Manager _______ Gypsy’s have been known to use crystal balls and tarot cards to predict the future.  Okay but what does that have to do with SIPs?  Well, I am willing to go out on a limb and predict that SIPs are the future and the future may be closer than we […]
  • Premier SIPs Pass Testing Requirements for Sound Transmission and Fire Resistance

    By Premier SIPS on September 10, 2015
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    Company’s Structural Insulated Panels help provide an energy-efficient, comfortable and safe indoor environment in town homes and multi-family housing. In addition to helping reduce heating and cooling energy use up to 60% in homes and commercial buildings, testing by an independent laboratory now confirms that Premier Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) reduce sound transmission, for a quieter indoor environment. Certain wall […]
  • Are all SIPS Created Equal: A guide to asking the right questions when comparing SIP systems

    By Premier SIPS on July 14, 2015
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    A GUIDE TO ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS WHEN COMPARING SIP SYSTEMS SIPs can be a major structural component of the overall structural system of a building.  Since SIPs are recognized on a limited basis by the IRC it is important to make sure your SIP supplier has a code report that was developed by an approved listing agency.  The listing […]
  • The Science Behind SIPs

    By Premier SIPS on July 8, 2014
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    Before you start comparing numbers, you need to determine the true energy efficiency of your building envelope.  A building’s energy efficiency is more than just an insulation’s tested R-value.  The whole-wall R-value is a more accurate measurement of real-world performance compared to the insulation’s R-value alone.  Many studies show a building’s airtightness has more of an impact on energy efficiency […]
  • Are All SIPs Created Equal?

    By Premier SIPS on June 23, 2014
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    A GUIDE TO ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS WHEN COMPARING SIP SYSTEMS SIPs can be a major structural component of the overall structural system of a building.  Since SIPs are recognized on a limited basis by the IRC it is important to make sure your SIP supplier has a code report that was developed by an approved listing agency.  The listing […]
  • Ask The Expert: Can SIPs Be Used Moist Climates?

    By Premier SIPS on June 19, 2014
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    Originally published on Facility Management’s Weekly Ask the Expert Series (2013) When asking if structural insulated panels (SIPs) work in wet, rainy, humid and/or cold climates, the underlying question is, “can I build with wood in this type of climate?” Almost always, the answer is “yes.” You’ll find stick-framed buildings from the Louisiana Gulf Coast to above the Arctic Circle […]
  • The HERS Index is THE Home Energy Efficiency Gauge

    By Premier SIPS on January 23, 2014
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    Reblogged from LG Squared, Inc. Residential Design Get on board with the HERS train, you will be glad you did. It’s 2014 and one thing seems to be sure, the HERS index may be around for some time to come.  MLS listings are starting to include this rating index as part of the data they report for homes, so it seems prudent […]