Building with Structural Insulated Panels

Author(s): Michael Morley

ISBN: 1561583510

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Every once in a while a new technology comes along that makes its predecessors obsolete. Today, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are in the process of replacing the postwar norm of stick-framed, fiberglass-insulated houses and light commercial buildings. SIPs produce a structurally superior, better insulated, faster to erect and more environmentally friendly house than possible with conventional building methods.

SIPs are solid, one-piece structural components that can be used in walls, floors and roofs. Instead of separate pieces of framing, insulation and sheathing, a SIP panel incorporating all three components comes ready to install.

In this book, experienced SIP builder Michael Morley explains how to:

  • Choose the right panels for the job
  • Equip yourself with the tools you need to work with SIPs
  • Fabricate panels and components
  • Install wall and roof panels
  • Run mechanical systems in SIP buildings

The SIPs industry is poised to make a significant difference in the way people construct the buildings they live and work in. Building with Structural Insulated Panels is the indispensable reference for anyone who wants to work with this innovative, field-tested construction system.

186 pages, 2000, Hardcover