The Insulspan® Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) System is an industry-leading, ready-to-assemble (RTA) system. It provides homeowners, builders, architects, and timber framers a competitive edge over traditional stick frame construction. The RTA process reduces construction time and improves efficiency from beginning to end.
Insulspan’s experienced design team produces precise SIP drawings based on your plans using HSB AutoCAD. These detailed drawings include all panel configurations along with ridge and purlin details, deck connections, panel connections, sealant and fastener details, insulated header and lumber details, and joint tape details. To view example pages from a set of construction drawings provided by Insulspan, click on the image to the right.
During the design process, we optimize the panel package for your residential or commercial building. This ensures your panel package gives you optimal panel usage as well as speed and ease of construction.
Our detailed construction drawings accompany the SIP package to your job site. The Insulspan Installation Guide is also included.
Using detailed shop drawings created by our design team, panel manufacturing begins with pre-cutting per your specifications and takes place in our controlled environment. Our manufacturing includes all straight, miter, and bevel cuts needed for the eaves and rakes as well as openings for doors, windows, and skylights. As a result, you will not have to cut the panels on the job site (unless the foundation or architectural plans deviate from the original estimated contractual plans).
The expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation in the wall and roof panels is relieved to receive the 2x lumber components that are included in the Insulspan RTA package. While this is happening, another member of the Insulspan manufacturing team cuts the lumber components, including ripping and beveling the material as required; drills all lumber for wire chases; and assembles the insulated lumber headers. Supplied lumber components include:
Finally, all lumber components that can be installed prior to delivery are, including window and door bucks and connections as well as corner and structural spline connections.
Panels include standard, pre-drilled wire chases at 14" and 44" above the floor and 6" from door openings on both sides. Need additional chase locations included in your panels? You can easily add them during the design phase, and we include them in your panels’ manufacture. Common locations of custom wire chases include: ceiling fans, ceiling lights or chandeliers, walls sconces, and outlets at vanity height in bathrooms.
As part of our design process, our design team can specify roof support locations based the structural and engineering needs of your residential or commercial project. Your engineer of record or architect can size the beam(s) required for designated areas to meet your local building code.
The Insulspan RTA SIP package arrives just in time for installation based on your established construction schedule. Your panels arrive pre-prepared for sub-trades. This means when the panels arrive on your site, they have labels, lumber installed, and wire chases cut. Construction drawings accompany your panels, showing you the panel locations based on the numbers and letters on each panel. Simply assemble the panels in order based on the drawings.