The entire roof of our house and the front wall are made from SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that are manufactured in Canada by Insulspan.
Dave Stevenson called us to let us know the SIPs are ready to be shipped from their plant in Delta, British Columbia. We need to have the main floor concrete and structural framing ready to receive the SIPs. The manufacturing of the panels is complete, so that item is off the critical path.
Now, we need to focus on concrete.
SIPs from Insulspan
We had several alternative SIP manufacturers and chose Insulspan for a number of reasons. The team at Insulspan included Dave Stevenson, Lorne Shepert and Nancy Yao. It was great to be working with Canadians on our project here in California.
Today, Dave had one of his colleagues, Bill Edwards, take photos of our completed SIPs. Each panel is numbered and will be assembled at our job site. The SIPs have chases cut for our electrical wiring, so the wiring should go in nicely. We planned for rigid conduit to go through the SIPs that will carry the DC wires from our solar panels through to the inverters in the East Mechanical Room.
Our engineers of record, Innovative Structural Engineering, reviewed the shop drawings for the SIPs and wet-signed two copies of those shop drawings. We will file the shop drawings with the City of Monte Sereno.
All photo credits to Bill Edwards.