Updated R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2029 – Roof Cantilevers

R-Control SIPs Technical Bulletin No. 2029

We are pleased to announce an updated R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2029 covering roof cantilevers is now available.

R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2029 covering roof cantilevers has been expanded to provide load design information for R-Control SIP cantilevers from 1’ to 4’.  In addition the load design information presented in the Technical Bulletin has been adjusted to a new format to be consistent with existing R-Control SIP Load Design Charts.

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NEW R-Control SIP Project Profile – Building Helping Heroes

SIPs Project Profile - Builders Helping Heroes

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new project profile to the R-Control SIP Project Profile library.  We have added the Building Helping Heroes home supplied by Branch River Plastics.

The project showcases the use of R-Control SIPs providing the energy efficient structure for a new  home.  R-Control SIPs were selected to provide the quick and easy installation of a beautiful, customized dream home designed by Homes for Our Troops for one our country’s heroes and his family.  Builders Helping Heroes is a 501(c)3 initiative in which members of the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) donate their time, energy, and resources to provide construction assistance to families of military personnel injured or killed in armed conflict since September 11, 2001.

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NEW R-Control SIP Project Profile – BARNagain

Project Profile BARNagain

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new project profile to the R-Control SIP Project Profile library.  We have added the BARNagain project supplied by Thermal Foams.

The project showcases the use of R-Control SIPs providing an energy efficient roof structure for a new custom home.  The BARNagain project was designed to make use of materials from a reclaimed barn along with R-Control SIPs. The combination of modern materials, reclaimed materials, and solid building science guided the design of the project.

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NEW R-Control SIP Project Profile – Harley School

Harley School SIP Project Profile

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new project profile to the R-Control SIP Project Profile library.  We have added the Harley School project supplied by Thermal Foams.

The project showcases the use of R-Control SIPs providing an energy efficient roof structure for the new  school building where the students are tasked with running the building and working out how to make it a “net zero”.

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New SIPA Executive Director

SIPA - Structural Insulated Panel Association

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) recently the appointment of Jack Armstrong as the association’s new Executive Director. As the trade group’s top staff member, Armstrong will spearhead the association’s efforts to promote the use and acceptance of structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Armstrong brings to the position a diverse background of experience, including both marketing and manufacturing management roles in the chemical industry. He is the former Director of Marketing Communications in North America for BASF – The Chemical Company.

“After years on the manufacturing side, I’m excited to step into this new role of marketing an energy-efficient and sustainable product for today’s high performance buildings,” said Armstrong. “I see an emerging industry that is poised for growth with our nation’s expanding emphasis on combating climate change through sustainable design and construction.”

R-Control, as the largest SIPA member, supports SIPA activities to help its members become more competitive in the marketplace by working together through collective marketing and technical research projects.

For more information on SIPA, visit www.sips.org.

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New R-Control SIP Applications Brochure

R-Control SIP Applications Brochure

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new R-Control SIP Applications Brochure.  R-Control SIPs can be used to build all types of structures and our new literature showcases some fantastic and varied structures made with R-Control SIPs.  We hope the new brochure will help inspire you as an architect, designer, or building owner to consider R-Control SIPs for your next project.

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New R-Control SIP Tape Roof Installation Instructions

SIP Tape Installation Instructions

We are pleased to announce the availability of new illustrated R-Control SIP Tape Installation Instructions.

R-Control SIP Tape has been used for many years in combination with R-Control Do-All-Ply to provide airtight seals at R-Control SIP roof joints.  The new R-Control SIP Tape Installation Instructions were developed to provide step by step application instructions to ensure the proper application of R-Control SIP use on roofs.  In particular, the instructions show how to use R-Control SIP Tape over supporting beams in roof construction. The instruction are intended to complement the existing R-Control SIP Construction Manual details showing R-Control SIP Tape use.

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New R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin SIP No. 2081 – IECC Insulation U-Factor Requirements

R-Control Tech Bulletin 2081

R-Control is pleased to announce R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin SIP No. 2081 – IECC Insulation U-Factor Requirements is now available.

The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a leading energy code that is applicable to both commercial and residential buildings.  The IECC is often adopted as a code requirement at the State level and has prescriptive insulation requirements for building.  The new R-Control SIP technical bulletin includes tables with the U-factor requirements of the 2012 IECC and provides the R-Control SIP thickness required to meet the IECC requirements.

The new Technical Bulletin is available in the R-Control website Technical Library.

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Update to R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233 Code Report

Updated ICC-ES ESR-2233 Code Report

We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233.  ESR-2233 now has a September 2013 revision date.

R-Control staff worked with ICC-ES staff for a number of years on the development of an ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria for recognition of SIPs in Seismic Design Categories D, E, and F.  An industry first test which included combined axial and cyclical (seismic) shear testing was conducted to demonstrate compliance to the ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria.  As a result of this new testing, R-Control SIPs connected with a surface or block spline are now recognized by ICC-ES for use in Seismic Design Categories D, E, and F.  In addition, R-Control SIPs with a 4X spline and 6” o.c. nail spacing are also recognized for use in Seismic Design Categories D, E, and F.

A number of other small editorial changes were made to align the R-Control ESR-2233 with other ICC-ES reports on SIPs.

The updated ESR-2233 is available on the R-Control website at http://www.r-control.com/downloads/codereport/ESR-2233.pdf or on the ICC-ES website at http://www.icc-es.org/Reports/pdf_files/ESR-2233.pdf

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R-Control SIP Press Release – Expanded R-Control SIP Capacity

GeoFaze Press Release

AFM Corporation is proud to announce expanded availability of R-Control Structural Insulated Panels (R-Control SIPs) in North America. AFM welcomes a new manufacturing and marketing licensee to expand the number of AFM R-Control SIP licensees from seven to eight. GeoFaze™ Structural Insulated Panels is now recognized as an R-Control SIP Licensee of AFM Corporation.

GeoFaze SIPs, located in Kerrville, TX now joins the group of AFM R-Control Structural Insulated Panel licensees as a fully qualified manufacturing and marketing licensed facility.  For additional information about GeoFaze, please visit www.geofaze.com

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