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Structural Insulated Panels

All interested parties are invited to participate in the standards developing activities of a new task group, D07.02.08 on Structural Insulated Panels. The group is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee D07.02 on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products, part of ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood.

Structural insulated panels are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels are made of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two wood structural panel facings. SIPs can be used to fit a wide variety of building designs.

“The significance of this task group is to standardize the process for deriving design properties for structural insulated panels so that the reliability and safety of SIPs are comparable to other engineered wood systems used in wood frame construction,” says B.J. Yeh, P.E., director, Technical Services Division, APA — The Engineered Wood Association.

Yeh, who is chairman of D07.02, notes that the standard and other potential standards to be developed by the D07.02.08, as chaired by Eric Tompos, P.E., NTA, will be used by SIP manufacturers, product certification agencies, regulatory bodies and government agencies.

CONTACT Technical Information: B.J. Yeh, APA - The Engineered Wood Association • Tacoma, Wash. • Phone: 253-620-7467 • Eric Tompos, P.E., NTA, Nappanne, Ind. • Phone: 574-773-7975 | ASTM Staff: Kevin Shanahan • Phone: 610-832-9737 | Upcoming Meeting: April 16-18, 2013 • April Committee Week • Indianapolis, Ind.

This article appears in the issue of Standardization News.