Posts tagged with ‘Structural Insulated Panels’

  • Project Feature: Custom Montana Residence

    By Premier SIPS on January 31, 2017
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    “The use of Premier Panels is an easy way to have unlimited expression of creativity through out the design process. Our clients and contractors love that the fact much of the build process takes place at the SIPs factory making onsite assembly and “close-in” to be completed quickly. The incredible customer service that Premier provides is what sets them apart […]
  • Green Builder Magazine’s 2016 Homeowner Handbook feature SIPs

    By Premier SIPS on January 27, 2017
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    Originally published in Green Builder Magazine, The Homeowner’s Handbook (Digital Edition) Think in term of systems, not just sticks and bricks: SIPS are featured in Green Builder Media‘s Homeowner’s Handbook… this is the 7th edition of the go-to green guide for homeowners. Starting on page 26, the ‘Structure’ section prominently features SIPs as a great way to get to make a show-stopping, […]
  • High-Performing Building Envelopes in Facility Management

    By Premier SIPS on January 20, 2017
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    Originally published on Facilitymanagement.com It’s no secret that school and hospital buildings use enormous amounts of energy. According to Business Energy Advisor, K-12 schools use 10 kWh of electricity and 51,000 Btu of natural gas per square foot annually, on average. Meanwhile, the average hospital in the U.S. consumes 31 kWh of electricity and 103,600 Btu of natural gas per […]
  • Better Design for Rural Disasters

    By Premier SIPS on November 29, 2016
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    Just over a year ago Lake Chelan Building Supply in Washington State burned down in the 2015 devastating forest fires. They chose to rebuild the showroom with a smarter system to help avoid and defend from future disasters.  (You can follow their rebuilding process/photos/details on their Facebook page) Recently, similar fires have devastated North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and several other southeast […]
  • 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, […]
  • SIPs “Go Gray”: Graphite Polystyrene Insulating Cores in Walls & Ceilings Magazine

    By Premier SIPS on November 11, 2016
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    Originally posted in Walls & Ceilings Magazine  Usually when someone says they’re “going gray,” it’s a gentle way to indicate they’re getting older.  But in the case of structural insulated panels, when you see gray insulating foam cores on the job site, it means a new advance in the panels. Manufacturers have produced SIPs using a variety of foam insulation […]
  • SIPS: Less Waste, Labor & Time

    By Premier SIPS on October 14, 2016
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    LESS WASTE, LABOR & TIME. Because SIPS are fabricated specifically for the job in the manufacturing facility and due to the repetitive/simple structure, there was very little waste (both physical & labor/time) associated with the roof structure of the Sewanee Inn and Conference Center project. The Sewanee Inn and Conference Center project started out as a nail-base project.  As the project […]
  • Premier SIPs to Create “Super Plant” to Manufacture Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

    By Premier SIPS on October 4, 2016
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    Production space for making energy-efficient panels to expand within company’s flagship facility in Puyallup, Washington. To enhance efficiences in the manufacturing of its energy-saving structural insulated panels (SIPs), Premier SIPs will expand the production space at its Puyallup, Washington, facility.  Co-located with its sister company, Insulfoam, Premier’s SIP super plant will serve customers throughout North America, as well as internationally. […]
  • ZGF Architects named ARCHITECT Magazine’s #1 Firm

    By Premier SIPS on September 13, 2016
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    Full 2016 Architect 50 Rankings originally listed on ArchDaily Architect Magazine announced the latest edition of the “Architect 50”, their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States.  The 2016 rankings are based on scores from three categories:  business, design and sustainability.  Full Architect 50 Rankings List. On top of the list is #1 firm ZGF Architects, who […]
  • PROJECT FEATURE: New Platinum Powered SIPS in Action

    By Premier SIPS on August 25, 2016
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    Content and photos provided by WEST-ECO Panels Passive Design is becoming more popular now than ever before in North America. Europe adopted this system of building Ultra Energy Efficient homes several years ago and now Passive Design is more the rule in Europe opposed to the exception. WEST-ECO has had the privilege of working with the Architects, Energy Consultants, Contractors […]