Today you’ll hear the second and final part of an interview with structural engineer Phillip Lewis. We’ll learn more about structural engineers and we’ll talk about some things we can do make our homes more structurally sound.
But first, our Pro Term...
Our pro term today is structural insulated panels or SIPs.
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are panels made up of a core of foam insulation sandwiched between two structural boards, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are a highly energy efficient alternative to traditional stick framing. They are manufactured in the factory and can be used for many different applications, such as exterior walls, roofs, floors and foundation systems.
Moving on this week's interview.
Phillip will answer the following questions:
- Simpson strong tie, found at strongtie.com
2. What elements make up a structural insulated panel?
- A core of foam insulation sandwiched between to structural
boards, usually oriented strand boards.
Remember, the information that you hear on this podcast is based the only on opinions, research and experiences of my guests and myself. That information is subject to change and may or may not apply to your specific project, so if you have any questions consult a professional about specific recommendations for your home.
Thank you for stopping by. Come back next week for the next edition of BYHYU.