Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are a new sustainable structural panelized building material that can be used for roofs, floors, and wall panels. This course will examine various uses and structural limitations on the materials. An exploration of code requirements and constructibility will be included. Design examples will illustrate cost effective approaches to incorporating this new sustainable material.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Illustrate how to incorporate this material into traditional building construction to provide style, comfort, safety and durability
- Calculate the demand on the material without sacrificing affordability and life safety
- Define the code expectations for gravity and lateral performance to provide occupants with adequate protection
- Address constructibility issues