SIPs 201 Owner-Builder Seminar

Owner-Builder Seminar (SIPs 201)

Location: The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Price: $295.00

Upcoming Classes:

Contact us to schedule your training.

Cancellation Policy

The curriculum focuses on the integration of SIPs into a custom home construction project, and is tailored to educate those inexperienced with structural insulated panels.

Who should attend:

Any builder, contractor, architect, building inspector or homeowner interested in an in-depth look at designing and building with SIPs.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The proper foundation
  • Site prep
  • How best to make SIPs accommodate your design
  • What level of service to shop for in a SIP supplier
  • EPS vs. Urethane (The Facts)
  • Do you need an Architect or a Designer?
  • Pre-fabricated vs. blank panels
  • Site access and material handling
  • Economizing equipment requirements
  • Working with your HVAC contractor
  • To vent or not to vent
  • Siding and roofing solutions
  • The myth about R-Value
  • Energy Star compliance
  • HERS rating
  • Tax credits and other free money
  • Qualifying your panel installer
  • SIP house maintenance
  • The ten biggest mistakes owners/builders make

Included in course:

  • Lunch (Meals only served at the home facility - West Virginia)
  • Course workbook


  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (or later, depending on questions from students)