Aquentium / Global Power Plus SIP Systems Technology “ the building envelope of the future, today”. Overview:. Description of SIPs R-value of SIPs General Benefits of SIPs Owner Benefits Architectural Benefits Builder Benefits.
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Aquentium / Global Power Plus SIP Systems Technology “ the building envelope of the future, today”
Description of SIPs
R-value of SIPs
General Benefits of SIPs
GPP/AQUENTIUM Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are prefabricated insulated structural elements for use in building walls, ceilings, floors and roofs. They are made in a factory and shipped to job sites to replace conventional stud or "stick frame" construction. SIPs may be called foam-core panels, stress-skin panels, sandwich panels, or structural foam panels.Our SIPs are engineered laminated panels with solid foam cores and structural sheathing on each side. The most common types of sheathing or skins materials are oriented strand board (OSB). GPPAQNM manufacture panels with fiber-cement sheathing that provide higher strength and waterproofing.
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELSummary
The sizes and thickness of the GPPAQNM SIPs (structural insulated panel) system of a polystyrene core with cement sheet skins used for modern house roofs and walls to build an efficient green thermal home are:
Measurements are in metric (centimeters) unless marked for inches (“) or feet(‘).
The building products available in the GPPAQNM SIPs system are: SIP wall panels, SIP roof or floor panels, cement sheet splines, fiber cement screws and construction glue. We can also help you source the timber and finishing products like base and top coat.
Saving energy means less fossil fuel consumption and far less greenhouse gas emissions. SIP technology provides higher “whole-wall” R-value, tightens the building envelope, and reduces air infiltration resulting in Energy Efficiency.
SIPs can save between 40% and 50% on heating and cooling costs! SIPs keep costs down from season to season, year after year. The Partnership for Advancing Technology (PATH), a government agency, singled out SIPs as one of the best ways to build more energy-efficient homes and to meet their goals of cutting energy use in housing by 50% or more by the year 2010.
The weight of our SIP panels also assist in providing quicker building times. As pictured previously, two people can easily assemble the panel wall structures.
The following is the average weight ratio:
Panel Thickness - Weight/P.S.F.
6“ 3.47 lb. 8“ 3.61 lb.10“ 3.78 lb.12“ 3.92 lb.
of a SIP shell helps prevent
dust, allergens and pests
from penetrating the home.
The installation of electrical wiring and plumbing lines do not require special tools. SIPs structures are more airtight, special attention should be paid to the design of mechanical ventilation to avoid potential backdrafts.
SIPs are much stronger than conventional construction methods.
SIPs structural characteristics are similar to a steel I-beam.
Test results and natural disasters have proven that panels are stronger. Homes built with SIPs withstood the Great Hanshin (Kobe, Japan) and North Ridge earthquakes, as well as Hurricane Andrew in the SE U.S.
SIPs have passed every standard fire test required of wood based or
type V construction.
The key element of fire safety is the protection of the SIPs and any other underlying structure with 15-minute thermal barriers, such as gypsum wallboard.
In many areas ventilation is a code requirement.
This system brings fresh air into the building and exhaust moisture laden and stale air to the outside. Often they combine with filter systems or other fresh air devices.
Residential and commercial projects are built faster.
Up to 30% faster!!!
The framing, sheathing and insulating are combined in one step.
SIPs are also made in large sizes up to 8ft by 24ft so assembly on-site is faster, framing crews are far more productive, and the project is “dried-in sooner.
Labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less job-site waste.
Bid on larger projects with less overhead and labor.
Aquentium / GPP SIP’s Systems Technology “ the building envelope of the future, today”