RESIDENTIAL SIPS PRODUCTS
TECHBUILT™ Structured Insulated Foundation Panels
Techbuilt, Inc. supplies various types of foundation building panels depending upon the individual customer needs. These include:
basement structural panels are 11 1/4' thick with the
exterior side sheathed with 3/4" exterior
grade treated plywood. The basement panels
are engineered to withstand the hydrostatic
pressure of 8' of wet clay, what many consider
a "worst case" building scenario.
The exterior sheathing is then wrapped in
the field with Techbuilt supplied DELTA
MS water-barrier. Techbuilt basement insulated panels
are 109 1/2" in height and are typically
double top-plated. The Dietrich "Trade
Ready" steel floor construction is
constructed within the basement wall structure.
The result is stronger construction, 8'
finished ceiling height in the basement
and minimal heat loss through the "band"
joist. Minimal heat loss means energy efficiency, less fuel use and saving while building green.
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Crawl Space SIPS
Techbuilt's crawl space green building panels are 7 1/4"
thick with the exterior sheathed in 1/2"
exterior grade plywood. DELTA MS water-barrier
is used to cover the exterior. The Dietrich
"Trade Ready" steel floor system
(recommended) is constructed within the crawl space wall
structure resulting in stronger construction.
Crawl space panel heights vary by the job
but are typically 3' to 4'.
Shallow Footer SIPS
Techbuilt, Inc. was
one of the first sip manufacturing providers of a panelized
system for a frost-protected shallow footer sips
when such footers were first allowed in
CABO 1995. This type of footer allows for
a significantly shallower footer than is
normally called for because of the insulating
qualities of the footer construction. Call
one of our specialists to determine if this
structural insulated panel footer is appropriate for your situation.
Other Foundation SIPS
Techbuilt's upper-level sips are compatible with other foundation sips types such as concrete block walls, pre-cast concrete or poured-in-place concrete walls and others. For more information, contact us.
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Barrier and SIPS
Techbuilt, Inc. below grade foundation structured panels are compatible with most types of water-barrier and sips materials. One of the ones we’ve found to be most effective is the DELTA MS water-barrier by Cosella-Dorken, which is supplied with all Techbuilt basement panels.
Techbuilt, Inc. strongly
recommends the use of Dietrich’s Steel’s
“Trade Ready” steel floor joist system.
By increasing the height of its wall structured panels by 1’ and framing the steel floor joist within the wall panel framework, Techbuilt achieves standard interior heights, greater structural strength, and superior energy efficiency compared to conventional framing practices. The results are energy efficiency and greener building.
While Dietrich’s “Trade Ready” steel floor joist are preferred for our structured insulated panelized systems, Techbuilt structures have long been constructed using all of the standard floor methodologies. These include conventional lumber, engineered lumber, wood floor trusses and metal web floor trusses.
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Taking the system one step further Techbuilt in many cases can panelize the floor sections. Sections 8’ wide and up to 30’ in length can be built in our factory with 3/4” tongue and groove OSB or plywood screwed and glued to the floor joist and rim joist assembly thereby saving field erection time, improving job-site safety and saving money.
TECHBUILT™ Wall SIPS
Standard Techbuilt exterior insulated wall panels are 7 1/4" thick. Other thickness sizes are available specific to individual customer needs. All window and door openings, and associated headers, are built into the Techbuilt structured panels at the factory. Further, an electrical chase is factory routed into each wall panel.
In most cases it is not necessary to use exterior sheathing, however, all panels should be wrapped in the field with house wrap as a good building practice.
Wall panels are custom made specific to each structures architectural plans. Lengths may vary from 3" to 40' or more, and while panel heights of 8', 9', and 10' are standard, Techbuilt will build wall heights of any size to suit your needs. Our design flexibility allows for curved walls as part of our standard panel offering.
All types of exterior
finishes can be used with our structured insulated panels; aluminum siding, brick, cedar
shake, metal siding, stone, stucco, vinyl
or wood siding are compatible with the Techbuilt
panelized wall system.
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Typically Techbuilt gable wall panels are the same thickness as the exterior walls below them. All necessary structural support for roof load beams, and any openings are incorporated into them.
Roof panels by Techbuilt Systems, Inc. are 4’ wide and 12” thick and up to 36’ long. They are supported by ridge and purlin (mid-span) glue laminated beams. Gable, Hip, Mansard, Arched and Flat roofs can all be constructed using Techbuilt Systems’ flexible roof panel systems.
By design all Techbuilt's’ roofs provide vaulted interiors. The vaulted area can be left vaulted and showcase the expansiveness of your rooms or a floor can be constructed within to create a loft area. Our panel system can increase total square footage of living space within the same sized envelope easily and efficiently.
Naturally, skylights and dormers are easily incorporated into Techbuilt panelized roof system.
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Building with Techbuilt's insulated panels provides you with an extremely energy efficient building shell. Customers tell us our insulated panels save of up to 70% on heating and cooling costs as compared to conventional, non panel construction. Most of our panelized residential homes, when independently tested, rate out at 5 Star Plus on the Energy Star® rating system, and impressive feature. Also, the Techbuilt panelized system can help you achieve LEED certification for commercial structures, providing benefits for years to come.
The effectiveness of Techbuilt's panelized structures reduce heating and cooling loads. As a benefit, HVAC equipment can be down-sized, reducing system costs. We often recommend using your hot water tank to heat your home. Using a "Clean Air Furnace" from NUTECH Energy Systems, Inc. and KITEK tubing from Ipec, Inc. we can recycle BTU's previously wasted and use them to heat. Call one of our HVAC specialists to discuss your heating and cooling needs and how Techbuilt structured insulated panel systems can help you become more energy efficient, greener, and save money for years to come.
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