Society in general is definitely trending towards even more sustainable development and sustainable architecture than ever before. In 2020 and 2021 one of the biggest concerns in architectural design must be energy efficiency. A modern home needs to use all the resources that an architect or contractor has in his or her arsenal. Not only is it environmentally responsible but cost effective. A properly insulated office, commercial space, or home will save thousands every year.
Trends for 2020 indicate that proper insulation will be an even higher priority than ever before. For any architect or building contractor it needs to be a top priority, and at Contemporary Architecture Design we are committed to providing the materials to materialize this green living dream.
One of the ways that we achieve energy efficient design here at Contemporary Architecture Design is to use the advanced technology of Patented Reinforced Structural Insulated Panels (RSIP) by Sing Core. These panels use a patented design that is a fusion of a torsion box core with Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) technology. It revolutionizes your design options while providing strength and insulation.
RSIPs versality leads them naturally to another trend of 2020, which is the revitalization and rehabilitation of older structures – such as old homes, warehouses, and historical buildings. These kinds of jobs require a more versatile reinforced structural insulated panel, and the RSIP provides that. The ability of it to be oversized, or cut into any shape, without losing its structural integrity is the answer to many design problems in today’s modern landscape.
How Are RSIPs Better Than SIPS?
As you are no doubt aware, structural insulated panels (SIPS) are panels used in floors, walls, and roofs of homes, commercial buildings, or office spaces. SIPs are typically 2-inch, 4-inch and 8-inch thick rigid foam panels, sandwiched between two stiff sheathing materials such as plywood, OSB, metal, and fiberglass. Ordinary SIPs revolutionized the building industry. Using SIP technology produces higher levels of insulation, strength, flatness, and air tightness than traditional framing. They have their limitations, however. For example, their thickness and standard sizing limits the freedom of construction – standard SIPs are simply not as versatile as Sing Core’s RSIPs.
Reinforced Structural Insulated Panels are so strong, 700 PSI compared to ordinary SIPs mere 15 PSI, that they can be constructed at almost any size from small to large. They remain totally flat, true flat, even at spans of 16 feet. Normally something of this size would be prohibitively heavy, but the RSIPs are incredibly lightweight, even at that size. Sing patented reinforced structural insulated panels start at ¾-to-1 inch, which outperforms regular SIPs. Just imagine Sing reinforced structural insulated panels retaining their structural integrity, strength, insulation properties, and true flatness, at that thinness! Incredible.
The superior insulating properties of Sing RSIPs is aided by the stable, yet lightweight, recycled foam that is used to fill the spaces in the torsion box – edge to edge. This greatly increases the strength of the panel and maximizes its insulation value and sound deadening capabilities while keeping the overall weight down. All in all, Sing reinforced structural insulated panels are a great partner in creating your eco-friendly projects.