Aquentium / Global Power Plus SIP Systems Technology

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Aquentium / Global Power Plus


SIP Systems Technology


“ the building envelope of the future, today”

Overview:

Description of SIPs

R
-
value of SIPs

General Benefits of SIPs

Owner Benefits

Architectural Benefits

Builder Benefits






GPP/AQUENTIUM Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are
prefabricated insulated structural elements for use in
building walls, ceilings, floors and roofs. They are made
in a factory and shipped to job sites to replace
conventional stud or "stick frame" construction. SIPs
may be called foam
-
core panels, stress
-
skin panels,
sandwich panels, or structural foam panels.

Our SIPs are engineered laminated panels with solid
foam cores and structural sheathing on each side. The
most common types of sheathing or skins materials are
oriented strand board (OSB).

GPPAQNM manufacture
panels with fiber
-
cement sheathing that provide higher
strength and waterproofing.


GP
P/AQUENTIUM

STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL

Summary

The sizes and thickness of the GPPAQNM SIPs (structural insulated panel) system of a
polystyrene core with cement sheet skins used for modern house roofs and walls to
build an efficient green thermal home are:

Roof/
Techo


(Ceiling 12′) 122 x 366 x 6″


(Ceiling 10′) 122 x 305 X 6″




(Ceiling 8′) 122 x 244 X 6″


Wall / Muro


(Wall 12′) 122 x 366 x 4″


(Wall 10′) 122 x 305 x 4″




(Wall 8′) 122 x 244 x 4″

Splines/Tira ensamble

Tira de Fibrocemento (Spline Fibrocement) 8′

Tira de Fibrocemento (Spline Fibrocement) 10′

Tira de Fibrocemento (Spline Fibrocement) 12′

Accessories /Accesorios

Heavy Duty Sips Glue

Tornillos caja con 5000 (
Fasteners

in box of 5000)


1 ¼”

Tornillos para techos (
Fasteners

roof
)


7” c/u

Taquete

exp. c/
tornillo


(Anchors / Fasteners) 3/8″ x 5″

Fiber glass tape/CINTA DE FIBRA DE VIDRIO L 45m, A 10 cm

BASE COAT 20
Lts



Measurements are in metric (centimeters) unless marked for inches (“) or feet(‘).

The building products available in the GPPAQNM SIPs system are: SIP wall panels, SIP roof or floor panels, cement sheet
splines, fiber cement screws and construction glue. We can also help you source the timber and finishing products like
base and top coat.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

*
Molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam
plastic insulation for building construction
applications.


*
The rigid closed cellular structure of EPS
insulation:


Does not contain any ozone depleting
chemicals


Provides long term thermal resistance,
strength & stiffness and resists water
absorption.


*
EPS insulation is structurally bonded between
two Fiber Cement panels to create a
Structural Insulated Panel (SIP).


What is R
-
Value?



The measure of the capacity of a
material, such as insulation, to
impede heat flow, with increasing
values indicating a greater capacity.


The overall R
-
Value for standard 6
½” GPPAQNM Wall Panel is 25.47



ColoradoEnergy.org

features an


R
-
Value table that is worth checking
out.

What R
-
values do SIPs have?


The R
-
value of a SIP varies depending on the
thickness and type of foam core used.



SIPs perform better than traditional systems
because they are manufactured in a controlled
environment characterized by uniform
fabrication of components without gaps or air
pockets.



They are also designed for efficient field
installation that reduces air infiltration, and
there are fewer thermal breaks or penetrations
in the panels that are typical of wood frame
construction.

The “R” Factor



What is the R
-
value of the
Aquentium panels?



There are three methods of heat transfer
-

convection, conduction and radiation.


R
-
value is the measure of resistance to heat loss by
conduction only. The most important factor in
thermal efficiency is the continuity of the insulation.


The GPPAQNM system results in a solid envelope of
rigid foam insulation. Therefore, an structure has the
ability to resist heat transfer by conduction and
convection (air movement). It is reasonable to
assume that a conventional home would require an
R
-
40 wall and an R
-
60 roof to compete with a 6 inch
wall (R
-
24) and an 8 inch roof (R
-
32).

Skin Material



AQNMCEMENT SIPs are typically manufactured
of


reinforced cement boards, for inside and outside
skins. The material can be taped and finished on the
interior surface. The fire
-
resistive cement board
eliminates the need for gypsum drywall.



The exterior surface can be painted or coated with a vinyl
or synthetic stucco permanent finish. If siding or brick
veneer is to be used, oriented strand board (OSB) can be
applied on the exterior to accept nailing of siding or brick
wall ties.



It is not necessary to have both OSB and fiber
-
cement
board on one side for brick and stucco applications. OSB
can be used instead of fiber
-
cement board for such an
application.


Certifications






The viability of a building material lies in its
ability to consistently perform at a level higher
than established governmental regulations.


Our Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) comply
with all required California building regulations.
In addition, they are completely recognized by
HUD, FHA, and the VA loan programs.


Finishes


Fiber
-
cement

panels

can

have

different

finished

looks,

such

as

a

wood

grain,

stucco,

or

smooth
.

With

the

smooth

finish,

stucco,

brick

or

stone

can

be

installed
.

Panels

DO

NOT

NEED

drywall

for

the

interior

finish
.



Fiber
-
cement

board

would

be

somewhat

higher

in

cost

than

OSB
.


But

the

bottom

line

shows

that

AQNMCEMENT

SIPs

would

be

higher

in

cost

for

customized,

complex

layouts
.

Applications



AQNMCEMENT SIPs can be used for below
and above grade applications. They can be
used to construct foundation or basement
walls, floors spanning up to 16 feet between
supports, load
-
bearing walls up to four stories
and roof panels up to 20 foot spans.


Daily Production

Ready for Delivery

Details and Connections


AQNMCEMENT SIPs are fastened
together with power
-
driven
screws through the inner and
outer skins into either cement
board. Because of the strength of
the panels, no headers are
needed over standard size doors
and windows. Connection details
are similar to those of OSB
-
sheathed panels.

Erection



AQNMCEMENT SIPs are
lightweight, and panels
can be erected by as
few as three workers,
with minimal
equipment.

Benefits Overview





So why should you build a SIPs
-
framed
structure instead of a stud
-
framed structure?




The simple answer to this question is that SIPs
provide more benefits than stud
-
framed
structures. SIPs are also equal or will exceed
state and jobsite requirements. US
Department of Energy factsheet states that
"Buildings made of SIPs appear to be safer
than some other types, even in fire."


What are the Energy benefits of
building with SIPs?


Environmentally Responsible.


Saving energy means less fossil fuel consumption and
far less greenhouse gas emissions. SIP technology
provides higher “whole
-
wall” R
-
value, tightens the
building envelope, and reduces air infiltration
resulting in Energy Efficiency.



Energy Efficiency.


SIPs can save between 40% and 50% on heating and
cooling costs! SIPs keep costs down from season to
season, year after year. The Partnership for Advancing
Technology (PATH), a government agency, singled out
SIPs as one of the best ways to build more energy
-
efficient homes and to meet their goals of cutting
energy use in housing by 50% or more by the year
2010.





Durability, Strength & Weight Ratio



Buildings

constructed

with

AQNMCEMENT

SIPs

typically

will

last

longer

and

require

less

maintenance

than

other

types

of

SIPs

panels
.

Fiber
-
Cement

Board

used

as

skins

will

not

rot,

burn,

or

corrode
.

It

has

a

higher

fire

rating

than

OSB

faced

SIPs,

and

in

most

residential

applications

no

drywall

would

be

necessary
.




AQNMCEMENT

boards

will

not

support

black

mold

growth,

and

they

have

a

high

resistance

to

moisture

absorption
.

They

are

rot

and

vermin

resistant,

and

are

not

significantly

affected

by

water

vapor
.




Our

SIPs

have

undergone

stringent

tests

to

verify

that

they

exceed

the

structural

requirements

of

all

50

US

states
.



SIPs

survive

hurricanes,

earthquakes,

and

even

the

occasional

wayward

tree

with

minimal

damage
.


The weight of our SIP panels also assist in
providing quicker building times. As
pictured previously, two people can
easily assemble the panel wall structures.


The following is the average weight ratio:



Panel Thickness
-

Weight/P.S.F.

6“




3.47 lb.


8“




3.61 lb.

10“




3.78 lb.

12“




3.92 lb.

How do SIPs react to fire?



The solid foam core in a SIPs wall, fire cannot "
run
up"

the wall cavity as in conventional stick
construction.


The combustion gases of EPS have been determined
to be non
-
toxic in accordance with the Federal
Hazardous Substance Labeling Act.


SIPs have passed every standard fire test required of
wood based or type V construction.

Fire rating


A

wall

built

with

our

structural

insulated

panels

(SIPs)

achieved

a

fire

endurance

rating

of

1
-
hour

when

tested

in

accordance

with

the

ASTM

E
119
-
00
a

Fire

Endurance

Test

of

Building

and

Construction

Materials
.



SIPs

panel

will

meet

all

the

requirements

in

the

Building

Regulations

with

regard

to

fire

resistance

when

lined

with

plasterboard
.

These

requirements

are

similar

to

those

for

timber

frame

construction
.


A

single

layer

will

provide

30

minutes

rating

and

a

double

layer

60

minutes

rating
.


Enjoying a Quieter and Healthier
Living Environment



EPS insulation is an excellent sound barrier.


The naturally tight construction


of a SIP shell helps prevent


dust, allergens and pests


from penetrating the home.



Insulation and Thermal Efficiency





The foam core of SIPs provide excellent
sound and thermal insulation and are
available in different thicknesses to suit
the needs of your jobsite. Homeowners
also benefit from lower heating and
cooling costs. In addition, the insulative
foam acts as a moisture barrier keeping
moisture outside during rain, snow, or
any severe weather conditions."If you
are not using SIPs as your core building
material you are not serious about
energy efficiency.“



AQNMCEMENT SIPs are as much more
energy efficient than

OSB SIPs. And
many other building systems such as ICF
and Pre
-
cast concrete or regular wood
frame.

Consumers often think that R
-
value is of primary importance, but
effective air sealing is also significant.
For the best energy performance, a
continuous air barrier and uniform
insulation coverage, with as few gaps as
possible, are needed. Every air leak and
every thermal bridge adds to heating
and cooling bills. AQNMCEMENT SIP
panels are air
-
tight and fully insulated.


Installation Work Site

The

installation

of

electrical

wiring

and

plumbing

lines

do

not

require

special

tools
.

SIPs

structures

are

more

airtight,

special

attention

should

be

paid

to

the

design

of

mechanical

ventilation

to

avoid

potential

backdrafts
.

On the Worksite





Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) can greatly accelerate work completion on
the jobsite. SIPs can be installed by fewer workers in a shorter time without
the use of specialized tools or equipment.


Installation of SIP floors, walls, and roofs is straightforward and fast.
Because SIPs are relatively light (usually less than 4 lbs per square foot),
floor panels and first
-
floor walls can be sized to be hand
-
installed. Upper
floor wall panels and roof panels are generally positioned with a light
weight crane or hoist.


To customize a solution for you, we cut and fabricate, based upon your blue
print design. The controlled climate in our factory reduces the time that
building materials are exposed to weather
-
damaging conditions. SIP
components are then shipped to your job site in larger dimensional sizes
than other building materials, in a ready
-
to
-
assemble package. By the time
the components reach the job site, you need only to install the components
in place and the framing is done.


In the end, SIPs generally cost nearly the same as lesser quality building
materials. The elimination of job site waste that incurs landfill fees, and
reduction in labor costs due to accelerated construction schedules, plus
faster dry
-
in times saves time & money that can be used for other tasks.



Labor costs






Labor is a big part of construction costs. SIPs reduce labor costs
because they require fewer workers to install and can be erected
in a fraction of the time needed for a stud
-
framed structure.



Custom made and ready to assemble, these Structural Insulated
Panels (SIPs) are pre
-
engineered at the factory and delivered to
the job site as a complete package. With GPPAQNM Panels'
custom designed system and pre
-
numbered panel installation is
performed with ease, allowing for a considerable reduction of on
-
site time, on
-
site labor, and the length of time the Structural
Insulated Panels are exposed to outside elements.



The Structural Insulated Panel system is a sectional portion of the
floors, walls, ceiling and/or roof consisting of a 6 to 12 inch core
panels of Expanded Polystyrene laminated between two layers of
(Fiber Cement) or other engineered materials. These panels are
pre
-
manufactured as specified and assembled on site.



The Structural Insulated Panel system easily reduces on
-
site labor
by up to 40%.



Design flexibility




SIPs

are

more

than

just

a

prefabricated

box
.



You

can

create

a

very

visually

appealing

structure

that

incorporates

angles,

curves,

exaggerated

perspectives,

or

an

unlimited

number

of

innovative

and

aesthetic

building

design

plans
.

The

options

are

endless
.

More Benefits…


Strength.

SIPs are much stronger than conventional construction methods.

SIPs structural characteristics are similar to a steel I
-
beam.

Test results and natural disasters have proven that panels are stronger. Homes
built with SIPs withstood the Great Hanshin (Kobe, Japan) and North Ridge
earthquakes, as well as Hurricane Andrew in the SE U.S.



Fire Resistance.

SIPs have passed every standard fire test required of wood based or


type V construction.

The key element of fire safety is the protection of the SIPs and any other
underlying structure with 15
-
minute thermal barriers, such as gypsum
wallboard.



Ventilation.

In many areas ventilation is a code requirement.

This system brings fresh air into the building and exhaust moisture laden and
stale air to the outside. Often they combine with filter systems or other fresh
air devices.







More Benefits…..


Ready to assemble.



Accurate and complete design documentation.



Precise manufacturing of components.



Site assembly drawings provided



Precut SIPs



Installed lumber wherever possible



Precut post, beams, headers, beam pockets



Packaged for handling



Assembly Accessories



Substantial reduction in the build cycle time


More Benefits…


Save Time.



Residential and commercial projects are built faster.



Up to 30% faster!!!


The framing, sheathing and insulating are combined
in one step.


SIPs are also made in large sizes up to 8ft by 24ft so
assembly on
-
site is faster, framing crews are far
more productive, and the project is “dried
-
in
sooner.


Labor savings resulting from shorter construction
time and less job
-
site waste.


Homeowner Benefits




Energy efficiency
-

by far the biggest
benefit of the SIP system. Save 40% to
60% on both heating and cooling costs
-

forever!


The perimeter of a SIPs home is wrapped
in EPS insulation without the thermal
breaks that are present in conventional
2x framing. Also, EPS insulation
maintains its integrity over time,
whereas
batt

insulation settles and
absorbs moisture.


The University of Tennessee and the US
Department Of Energy compared 5
different building systems for clear
-
wall
R
-
value verses whole
-
wall R
-
value. The
test concluded that SIPs maintain 88% of
their clear
-
wall performance after whole
-
wall R
-
value is measured, 58% better
than 2x6 stick
-
framing.

HomeOwner

Benefits: before & After


More comfortable living.


Environmentally responsible.


Quality product.


Energy efficiency.


Safety and security.


Architectural flexibility.


Project management process.





According to the
NAHB



14,600 green homes were built in 2004, up
from 2,500 in 2000.




Architect Benefits:




Ability to specify reliable Insulating building
systems as part of a "Highest Performing
BUILDING SYSTEM."



Less time can be spent developing construction
details plans and drawings using our system.
Weather tightness is achieved in less time.



Allows managing your schedule to incorporate
the personal touches to each of your clients
desires and wishes on their projects.



You can handle more projects by specifying our
building system. Group & Master Planned
Projects lay up faster.



Part of "green community". Our systems
improve energy efficiency and reduces HVAC
requirements. Greenhouse gas emissions that
lead to global warming are reduced.




SIP Builder's Benefits:


They get paid sooner.


Less overall time on the job site.


They can build more projects.


Training and inspections go faster.


Bid on larger projects with less overhead and labor.



More Builders Benefits..


Faster construction to a secure weather
-
tight
insulated shell.


Better control over costs and scheduling.


Reduce total project overhead costs.


ROI is increased due to earlier completion.


30% reduction of skilled and unskilled labor.



Sub
-
trades get in faster.



Reduces site theft
.

What is green building?



Green buildings (sustainable buildings) are buildings
that meet present needs without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their needs. They
are designed to use our environmental resources
wisely.


Green building employs materials and methods which
reduce the depletion of non
-
renewable resources, and
encourages innovations like recycling and pollution
reduction.

Is the Aquentium system code
approved and warrantee?



GPPAQNM
is approved by HUD, and
International Code Council (ICC). Our panels
have been tested by RADCO, an independent
third party testing agency, for strength and
performance.


offers a limited lifetime warranty against panel
delamination.

Low
-
rise commercial / multi
-
use
and institutional buildings




SIPs have been used to create many different
types of commercial buildings including
offices, stores, and restaurants.




Special community projects



What else can you build with SIPs?


How about a church?


A resort?


Maybe an entire housing complex?


The possibilities are nearly limitless.

Do GPPAQNM SIPs contain
harmful chemicals?


GPPAQNM
SIPs have been tested for the
presence of formaldehyde by a state university
and no traces were detected.


DO NOT produce off
-
gassing of harmful chemicals
such as CFC's.


Our SIPs are technically inert and pose no threat
of danger to people or the atmosphere
.

How do you hard wire an
Aquentium structure?





A

patented

electrical

chase

is

factory

placed

in

the

panels

wherever

indicated

on

your

custom

blue

prints
.

All

chases

are

marked

on

the

interior

sheathing

of

the

panels

for

easy

identification
.

Electricians,

using

a

standard

fish

tape,

feed

the

wires

through

panel

chases

without

causing

any

compressing

of

insulation

or

drilling

through

studs
.



Also

includes

a

detailed

electrical

guide

within

our

construction

guide

for

your

electrician
.

The

roof

panels

are

pre
-
wired

in

the

factory

per

your

plan
.



When

exterior

wall

vent

pipes

are

necessary,

chases

can

be

formed

in

the

foam

cores
.


How do you ventilate an
GPPAQNM roof?



A ventilated roof is not necessary in most climates as
once was thought. Since our roof results in an open
or vaulted ceiling, the opportunity for a "
hot attic
"
does not exist.


Both Elk Shingle and CertainTeed Shingle warranty
their shingles over the Roof system with or without
ventilation.

How do you control pests in SIPs?



The foam insulation of SIPs provides
no

nutritional value for ants, termites, etc. While
some panel manufacturers offer borate treated
foam, unless the exterior sheathing is also
treated, it is not an effective deterrent.


If such pests are a problem in your area, you
should rely on standard preventative measures
(such as spraying the building's perimeter).

How do you control moisture in a
SIPs building?


Our structures are is so
air tight

we recommend the
use of an air exchanger. In fact, many state building
codes require an air exchanger in all new construction
(regardless of the type of building materials used).


Air exchangers control humidity and create a healthier
living environment.


Also recommends the use of a moisture barrier wrap
and seam tape.

How does the cost of a SIP
structure compare to stick
-
built?



Depending upon the cost of labor and materials in your
local area, the finished cost of an GPPAQNM SIP
structure is comparable to stick framing. Material cost
may be slightly higher, but the framing labor costs will
be lower.


The real savings is realized after your building is
completed and you can begin to
save 50% or more

on
heating and cooling costs, and you will continue to save
for as long as you live in your home.

Contact Information



GPP/AQUENTIUM.


Tomas Alvarez


USA Telephone: (805) 341
-
4620


Email:
Tomas@GlobalPower

Plus.com



Aquentium / GPP
SIP’s

Systems Technology


“ the building envelope of the future, today”