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Prescriptive Method for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Used In Wall Systems In Residential Construction

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June 2006, 50 pages

This document is the third in a series of prescriptive provisions for alternative materials in residential construction.

The Prescriptive Method offers guidelines to facilitate the use of SIPs in wall systems for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings. By providing prescriptive provisions for the construction of typical homes with SIP systems, the need for engineering can be eliminated or reduced for most applications. They were developed by applying accepted engineering practices, standard test procedures and practical construction techniques. The provisions in this document comply with the loading requirements of the most recent U.S. model building codes at the time of publication.

However, the users of this document should verify its compliance with local code requirements. The user is advised to refer to the applicable building code requirements where the provisions of this document are not applicable or where engineered design is called out.

Content updated on 7/27/2006

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