Prescriptive Method for Structural Insulated Panels (Sips)
Mike J. Nelson, P.E., S.E.
This 4 hour online course discusses the materials used in SIP construction, foundation requirements, Above-Grade Wall requirements, SIP header requirements, Connection details, Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical issues, and Thermal Guidelines.
This course includes
a multiple choice quiz at the end,
is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with:
This course is intended for structural engineers, architects, building code officials and home builders.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will be able to save their clients time and money by knowing when formal engineering is not required and adjusting designs accordingly.
By providing prescriptive provisions for the construction of sip houses, the need for engineering can be properly evaluated to a point of reduction or complete elimination.
The prescriptive method was developed by using accepted engineering methods, testing procedures and construction methods, and meet typical building code requirements.
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Prescriptive methods for residential SIP construction were developed to facilitate the growth of SIP use in the housing industry. This method is presented in detail. The prescriptive provisions include definitions, span tables, material requirements, and additional related information necessary for use by design professionals, home builders and building code officials.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.