SIPS From small shelters to Park Models and full houses, the E-System provides and/or SIP panels can provide an easy, high quality, energy efficient structure.
We will begin in part by selling SI:P panels for Aryus Manufacturing, a new company in Paradise, California . Aryus is owned by three Canadians: Celine Cowan, an accomplished designer, architecture and engineer; Jeff Deshales, a home builder; and Mariyan Trinski, owner of SIPSTECH, manufacturer of the equipment. All were inspired to help rebuild Paradise which was devastated by the CAMP fire, and serve the enormous need for housing in California. SIPs are very strong, capable of withstanding hurricane force winds and earthquakes, and are extremely energy efficient. By making the walls, roof panels and floor panels (where needed) in the plant, the time to frame a house in the field is reduced by half (+/-). The energy savings from solid core insulation can cut the utility bill by over 50% in perpetuity. By coating or cladding the panels with materials that are non-combustible, the company can help minimize the on-going dangers of wildfires in Northern California. The simplicity, time and cost savings, can also minimize the problem that has existed in California since 2007 from lack of contractors, especially framing contractors. Preliminary prices follow:
|Inch Thickness||4 ½||6 ½||8 ¼||10 ¼||12 ¼|
|Price Per Sq’||$4.73||$5.09||$5.41||$5.77||$6.13|
Steelheart also has a background in panels constructed of light gauge steel and the E System, where steel studs are embedded in Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS). In fact the company got its name from setting up a light gauge steel panel plant on the Omaha Indian Reservation in 1998.We produced wall, floor and roof panels for 38 houses on the reservation, and created 58 jobs for previously unskilled workers doing so. Subsequently, with partner Bob Dresslar, we enhanced the panels by using the E-System, which Bob helped develop years before. Bob was the contractor and technical director of the Omaha project. After returning to California, he build 133 hours in Hemet with the E System on Crean Acres, a project owned and financed by John Crean who was the founder and owner of Fleetwood. The houses were 1400 sq’, plus or minus, with oversized two car garages and sold initially for $150,000 each. Years later we checked with Edison on energy consumption and they averaged about $70 a month compared to $195 a month for houses in the neighborhoods built with stick construction. The advantages of the E System are that light gauge steel is 5 times lighter and 5 times stronger than wood, and the panels can be easily handled by either sex. The quality is consistent. Steel is impervious to mold, mildew and termites and the end product is extremely strong and energy efficient, like SIPs. Steel conducts heat and cold more than SIPs or stick construction, but this can be overcome by adding a R Control layer of insulation on the exterior. The model house shown above was constructed with E Insulation Panel on the exterior, then clad with MgO (Magnesium Oxide), a product from China that will not burn.