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    August 4, 2009
    Rotunda Feature Easily Designed with SIPs
    Denver, CO – ACH Foam Technologies’ R-Control structural insulated panels (SIPs) were specified to frame unique architectural features on roof sections of a Weld County Middle School. SIPs were chosen for their design flexibility and material cost savings. The school, located in Severance, CO, was designed by RB + B Architects, Inc.

    “We chose SIPs for the rotunda roof and two-story gable roofs at Severance Middle School because of some special design challenges,” explained architect Rebecca Spears of RB + B Architects. “First, there were large vaulted areas and we wanted to cut down on the number of bar joist supports where there is exposed structure. The SIPs provided the long spans we needed. Secondly, SIPs offered ample nailing surface for the installation of the beetle-kill pine decking used for the ceiling in each of these areas.”

    This was the first R-Control SIPs project for general contractor, Roche Construction. According to Greg Gabler of Precision Panel Colorado, Roche was impressed with how quickly and how tightly the SIPs laid in place. “The school district was very excited about the energy efficiency that the panels would provide. The 8.25” and 12.25” panels were quickly and easily secured in place, providing a continuous wood surface without thermal breaks.”

    Crew members at Precision Panel Colorado installed over 1,500 square feet of R-Control roof panels in approximately 45 minutes. The R-Control SIPs provided our customer with a great product that met their required R-Value and at the same time allowed us to accomplish an extremely efficient installation,” said Gabler. A total of 11,236 square feet of structural insulated panels were used in the project.

    About Structural Insulated Panels

    R-Control Structural Insulated panels have been used for over 30 years in residential and commercial projects for their high R-Value, superior strength and quick and easy installation. Learn more about Structural Insulated Panels.

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    For specifications, technical data and studies go to or call ACH Foam Technologies at 800.525.8697.For over four decades ACH Foam Technologies has been an industry leader in EPS manufacturing, providing products for construction, geotechnical, packaging, and industrial applications. With locations throughout the U.S., ACH is positioned to offer convenient, valuable, and complete solutions for its customers. ACH recycles 100% of its post-industrial EPS and is actively involved in recycling post-consumer EPS as well.