For the last 6 years, the majority of the projects RDC has completed have used SIP construction.
Here is some information on what SIPs are and why RDC has gone almost exclusively to building in this manner.
SIPs combine structural framing, insulation, and sheathing in a single product, to be used for roofs, walls, or floors. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) consist of an insulating foam core (EPS or Expanded Polystyrene in the case of the panels used by RDC), sandwiched between an inner and outer face that’s typically made of oriented strand board (OSB).
Panels are typically pre-cut and delivered to the site ready for assembly with a crane. Standard thicknesses range from 6 to 12 inches, in lengths up to 28 feet, and widths up to 9 feet.
RDC has partnered with Insulspan SIPs which is another great resource for information on structurally insulated panels.
Insulspan Structural Insulating Panel System
Contact us here at RDC to find out how we could incorporate SIPs into your next building project.