|SIP Briefs July/August 2003
SIP Production Climbs 50% In Five Years
This makes SIPs the fastest growing building system when compared to the growth rate of log, modular and other forms of panelization, according to the results from the annual production survey conducted by the Structural Insulated Panel Association or SIPA (Gig Harbor, WA)
âThe growth rate of the SIPs industry continues to be strong as more and more builders and homeowners are preferring the high, energy-efficient performance and lost cost of home ownership associated with living in a SIP home,â? says Bill Wachtler, executive director.
The following are survey results and estimates for 61 SIP manufacturing companies in 2002: SIP production for 2002 was 51 million square feet.
70% of production was used in either single family or mu ltifamily housing. 30% of production was in nonresidential construction, including agriculture buildings. An estimated 12,000 living units (mostly single family) were built with SIPs. An estimated 2,300 nonresidential buildings were built with SIPs.
Details call 253-858-7472 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Pataluna Elected SIPA President
Damian Pataluna of FischerSIPs (Louisville, KY) is the new president of the Structural Insulated Panel Association (Gig Harbor, WA). Pataluna was elected by unanimous vote at the SIPA Board of Directors meeting on May 7 at the SIPA Annual Meeting and Conference at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL. He succeeds Dave Gauthier of Winter Panel Corporation.
Frankly speaking, President Pataluna will only have to remember one name to address the other elected officials of SIPA. Frank Kiesecker, R-Control/Advance Foam Plastics, was elected 1st Vice President, Frank Wopperer, Thermal Foams, was elected 2nd Vice President; and Frank Baker, Insulspan., was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
SIPA would also like to welcome its newest board members, elected to represent their respective membership classifications. Michael Readwin of Greensmart Homes., was selected to fill an open manufacturer position. Two new board seats were created this year for the design professional and builder segments of the industry. By majority vote, Don Ferrier of Ferrier Builders., was chosen to fill the builder seat, and Paul Foresman, Design Basics., was elected to represent design professionals.
Due to vacancies on the board, three new members were also elected in at the Annual Meeting: Bill Moffatt of Olympic Manufacturing Group, Mike Stanton from Ashland Specialty Chemical and Chris Kreple, W.H. Porter.
Re-elected to their respective board positions were Frank Baker of Insulspan., Emil Taraba of Thermapan, Inc, Ron Reindl with PFS Corporation, Tom Williamson of APA â The Engineered Wood Association, and Jim LeRoy of PanelPros.
Team Industries Acquires Insulated Building Systems
The location of IBS, the combination of operation resources, machinery and marketing focus allows Team Industries and IBS to coordinate efforts on the eastern half of the U.S. with its product branding, says Tim Feagan, president of Team Industries.
âIBS has proven itself to be an established leader in geographic areas not currently served by Team Industries and where demand for structural insulated panels and EPS products continues to increase,â? Feagan says. âThis acquisition reaffirms our commitment to investing in growth companies such as IBS that are beneficiaries of conversion from traditional EPS markets to higher quality innovative products that use EPS.â?
Team Industries us ISO 9001 certified and a shareholder of AFM Corporation.
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Sun Builders, Inc., adds that the Fenner Residence is âthe ultimate in demonstrating the wealth of possibilities for SIP construction styles!â? This richly detailed home demonstrates the flexibility, universal adaptability, and ultimate look of SIP construction. Rich finish materials (bamboo, western red cedar, slate, Douglas Fir, Japanese tiles) are artfully composed on the monolithic wall and roof shell of structural insulated panels providing the best possible mix of a high efficient SIP frame overlaid by an organic pallet of cladding materials.
Sue Fenner, owner of the home, couldnât be happier with her award-winning SIP home. âI am continually amazed at the energy efficiency of this house. I only need to turn on the heat when it is below 40 degrees outside. And when I do turn on the radiant floor heating, after an hour or so the house is warm enough to shut the heat off for several days.â?
âThe Woodbend Model received a Five Star Rating from the coveted Energy Star program. Built among fifteen other homes in the Woodland Development in Ravenna, OH, this two-story colonial makes maximum use of floor space. The first floor contains a great room, study, dining room and kitchen with a master suite tucked away to the rear of the home. The second floor holds an additional master suite perfect for teenager privacy, plus two more bedrooms with full bath,â? according to Taras Construct
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