Updated SIPA Technical Bulletin No. 008 – Wall Aspect Ratios for SIPs

SIPA Tech Bulletin #8

R-Control is a key funder and supporter of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) and R-Control staff is active within SIPA to promote the use of SIPs. As part of SIPA’s activity, SIPA publishes Technical Bulletins that complement R-Control Technical Bulletins.

An update to SIPA Technical Bulletins No. 008 which discusses the IBC and IRC requirements for shear wall aspect ratios and recommends SIPs are suitable for use at aspect ratios similar to existing code allowances for blocked wood structural panels.  The updated Technical Bulletin now include reference to results from a 2013 shear wall research project conducted by the Home Innovation Research Labs.

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

esr-2233

We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233.  ESR-2233 now has a June 2014 reissued date.  No changes were made to the document other than the updated date.

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New R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2082 – R-Control SIPs as an Air Barrier

R-Control SIPs Technical Bulletin 2082

We are pleased to announce R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2082 – R-Control SIPs as an Air Barrier is now available.

R-Control SIP Technical Bulletin No. 2082 lists the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirement for a material to be an air barrier and the requirement for an assembly to be an air barrier.  Testing on an R-Control assembly connected with a block spline connection and sealed with R-Control Low VOC Do-All-Ply and R-Control SIP Tape demonstrated performance meeting both the IECC requirements for an air barrier material and an air barrier assembly.

R-Control SIPs have always been known for their tremendous air tightness and this new Technical Bulletin provides verification.

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

ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-2223

We are pleased to announce the availability of an updated R-Control ICC-ES ESR-2233.  ESR-2233 now has a April 2014 revision date.

The updated report now includes GeoFaze, LLC of Kerrville, TX as an ICC-ES recognized R-Control SIP Licensee.

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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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