PHRC Webinars

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for Residential Construction

2/25/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Chris Bloom (Sales Manager, The Murus Co., Inc.)


Link to Webinar:


Recent changes to Energy Codes in regard to exterior wall and roof insulation requirements as well as air sealing are forcing builders to look hard at alternate framing and insulating techniques. This course will explain the benefits of building with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for residential applications. The attendee will gain a better understanding of SIP products, construction, assembly, and detailing in order to properly utilize SIPs for optimum energy efficiency, labor savings, and durability. The attendee will walk away from the course with a better understanding of how SIPs can be a suitable construction method for current building industry standards.

Learning Objectives

  1. In this webinar, we will describe and define SIPs and their residential applications.
  2. Explain energy-efficiency construction strategies utilizing SIPs and how they can improve the overall quality for the end-user.
  3. We will illustrate SIP design and engineering methods and standards used to construct a safe and long-lasting product.
  4. We will illustrate SIP construction methods and applications to ensure correct site installation.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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