Construction is moving right along and we’re less than two short weeks away from having our SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) delivered by SURETIGHT. From the outset of our SIPs investigation and quoting, we were looking for a company that would not only deliver a great product, but one that was also on board with our case study on affordable, green building. SURETIGHT was the company that stood out from the pack and really got what we are trying to do over here in Philly.
SURETIGHT has agree to not only bring a couple of qualified trainers/installers from their company to help us put up the SIPs, but they have agreed to make the week into a clinic on SIPs installation for local contractors. The best part is that this event will be a full four days and free to those that choose to participate. SURETIGHT has opened 10 spots to individual contractors or framers that want to sign up for the 4-day event, and a couple of those spots are already spoken for. There are probably about 5-6 of those spots left for anyone interested. Take a look at our SIPs WEEK Flyer (pdf) or keep on reading for more details.
This is really a great opportunity for interested contractors out there as this type of training can cost as much as $1,500 and require a trip to the manufacturer for 3-4 days. After travel and lodging expenses, you’re looking at over $2K per person and you won’t even get to build a full house. Here it will be nothing but hands on training building an actual house in the city you live and work in. We can’t thank SURETIGHT enough for graciously putting this event on and know it will be a great success. Hopefully it will lead to more builders using better and more energy efficient construction methods, whether it’s SIPs, ICFs or other panelized systems that cut costs while deliving a better product on a faster timeline.
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