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The Canadian building technology (SIP-technology) is widely used for construction of residential and commercial buildings around the world for the last 50 years.
In USA, Canada and Europe around 80% of private houses are built on SIP-technology.
The core of the Canadian technology is the usage of SIP-panels as a main building material.
The SIP-panel has sufficiently simple structure. It consists of two planches OSB-3 (10 mm each),with a layer of the foam (150 mm) which was pasted in under the pressure.
OSB-3 (oriented strand board) – a multilayered plate woody origin (95% of wood), which is designed particularly for building industry usage. A word “oriented” in the abbreviation means that the woody splint has different orientation in the structure : in the external layer is longitudinal and in the internal is transverse. Such types of boards differ by a high strength, moisture and easiness in processing, that makes it a perfect building material. Curious fact, OSB-plate is called “an improved wood” among constructors.
A core of SIP-panel is a foamed polystyrene which doesn’t require any presentation. A foamed styrene (simply just Styrofoam) consists of 2% of styrene and 98% of the air. A foamed polystyrene is ecologically clean, lightweight and has a long term of exploitation, but the advantage is that it can’t be compared with anything in thermal insulation qualities. It’s not a surprise that the foamed polystyrene has been the most popular building heater in the world for more than 40 years.
The houses which are built with SIP-panels are very warm and durable. It only takes 3 months to build, but the cost of the construction is two times lower compared to the brick or woody one.
More details about advantages of the Canadian building technology you can read in the section Benefits of SIP.