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SIPs Labor Case Study 2

Project: Labor time estimate for installing R-Control SIP wall panels used to build the structural and insulated envelope of a 3652 square foot single story home.

R-Control SIPs: Panels were supplied from factory: Cut to length, width, and gable configuration. Door and window openings were cut. Spline and plate pockets were factory cut.

Scope of work - Walls:

  • 348 lineal feet of 8 ft. high walls - installing 2X plate material in 14 factory cut openings and 9 header openings, top plate.
  • Treated plywood with bottom sill plate, as in SIP-104a.
  • R-Control SIP was set over sill plate, as in SIP-104a.
  • Panel to panel connection was done using surface spline, as in SIP-102.
  • Corner connection was done, as in SIP-103. (16 corners)
  • Door, window openings field plated, as in SIP-114, SIP-115 and SIP-112c.
  • 4 man crew was used to hand set panels and execute details.

Results - Walls

  • 4 men spent 12 hours or 48 man hours to set 348 lineal feet of wall.
  • 7.3 lineal feet of installed R-Control SIP per man hour.
  • 65 square feet of installed R-Control SIP per man hour.