Learn To Build With SIPs
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Quick Build Time! Construction costs of building with SIPs compared to conventional stick framing are about the same (SIPs generally have more material costs, while stick framing generally has more labor costs). However, you can complete a SIP structure in a fraction of the time compared to other building methods.
Energy efficient! SIP's are extremely energy efficient due to being airtight and well insulated, allowing you to choose smaller heating and cooling systems that use much less energy.
Cost effective! Save money both in initial construction labor costs, as well as energy cost savings over the life of the structure. SIP-constructed buildings are roughly 50 percent more energy efficient than those constructed with traditional framing. The savings are substantial when calculated over the life of the structure.
Enclosing a timber frame always seemed extremely overwhelming to me. After watching this course, I feel much more comfortable and equipped to tackle this cha...Read More
Enclosing a timber frame always seemed extremely overwhelming to me. After watching this course, I feel much more comfortable and equipped to tackle this challenge. Thank you Shelter!Read Less
The quality of the instruction as well as the step by step demonstration of the SIP only build was great. These videos really helped answer a number of quest...Read More
The quality of the instruction as well as the step by step demonstration of the SIP only build was great. These videos really helped answer a number of questions I had, and has given me some resources so that I can investigate further. Thanks for putting this course together for those of us that can't unfortunately make it to your Maine location.Read Less
Well laid out and presented course, Thank you! We will use this to help us select and construct a home in the near future.
Well laid out and presented course, Thank you! We will use this to help us select and construct a home in the near future.Read Less
Enclosing with SIPS seems to be the way to go and way to go to the Shelter Institute team for becoming so proficient and sharing all of this knowledge throu...Read More
Enclosing with SIPS seems to be the way to go and way to go to the Shelter Institute team for becoming so proficient and sharing all of this knowledge through a well produced video course! Thanks againRead Less
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Thank You For Purchasing This Online Course!
SIP Course Companion PDF
Introduction to SIP Construction Online Course
What Are Structural Insulated Panels?
Benefits of SIPs
Enclosing a Timber Frame with SIPs
Building a SIP-Only Structure
Problems with SIPs
Communicating with SIP Manufacturers
Additional SIP Resources
Useful Tools For Assembling & Installing SIPs
Assembling a SIP Platform
Raising The First Two Panels
Cutting Window & Door Openings in SIPs
Continuing The Wall Panel Assembly
Installing a SIP Roof Using Two Different Methods
Final SIP Assembly Details
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The Shelter Institute SIP Construction Online Course is priced at $200. Take a look at the course curriculum list to get a visual on how much video content is part of this course. This course does not have a payment plan option.
The course will be hosted online on this specific website, and is accessible with an account you create when you purchase. There are no downloads or large files to deal with, and it is all neatly organized chapter-by-lesson on the website for you to view. Of course, you will need an internet connection to access the content, but it is viewable at your own pace, and as many times as you like. Didn't quite understand something the first time? No problem, watch it as many times as you need to. The videos do not expire etc.
We get it, YouTube is a treasure trove of free information. But that comes with a different price: thousands of videos to look through and no guarantee that the person you're watching actually knows what they're doing. Plus, who has the time to watch all those videos to find the one solution you're looking for anyway? We promise there's no fluff in our online course. It's the best bang-for-your-buck online timber framing & SIP education you'll find!
Yes! It's all the same content from our in-person SIP Construction course. These are no simple selfie videos - our video content has been professionally filmed and edited, and we’ve drilled deep into the topic. Whether you want to enclose your Timber Frame structure with SIPs, build a SIP-only structure, or just want to communicate better with your SIP manufacturer, this course is for you.
This particular course does not include a tuition discount for its in-person counterpart.
This particular course does not include a tuition discount for its in-person counterpart. However, students of our Purely Post-And-Beam do receive a lifetime 10% discount at Shelter Tools. We carry all the best tools, books, and other timber framing equipment in our online and on-site tool store.
This particular course does not have an accompanying private Facebook Group. However, students of our PP&B courses do have a private Facebook Group where they can connect with other Purely Post-And-Beam alumni from around the world, and share their timber frame project progress.
Slides, figures, photos, and diagrams from the lecture portions of the online course that you can reference to accurately follow-along as you watch the online course videos. PDF is downloadable and printable.
Yes, if you are you hard of hearing or just want to watch the videos in a busy place, all of the course videos have english captions so you can read along as you watch.