I’ve been reading about SCIPs (Structural Concrete Insulated Panels) as another approach to my hopeful project for a single story ranch in Zone 3. I’m not finding objective (i.e., third party) information on SCIP performance and, even more, on detailing them as walls or other panels in a building enclosure.
I could go to the individual mfgrs, but would love to find I’d missed something here, or at BSC …
I’m guessing SCIPs will be pricey for me, even though mfgrs promise labor is severely reduced by the all-in-one approach. But, just in case they’re the best thing since sliced raisin bread, does anyone have links to info re:
SCIP as barriers: air, vapor or WRBs especially?
Sealing SCIPs at slab intersections?
Roof detailing at SCIP intersections?
Or is it as simple as to compare SCIP to any masonry wall for detailing? If so, how would I compare the permeance (as an example) of “5700 psi shotcrete (gunite)” to other masonry systems?
Thanks in advance
Posted Oct 26, 2010 5:02 PM ET
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