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Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQ's are general in nature.  Please contact us if you need product or project specific information.

General Questions

Where is IADDIC Located?

IADDIC Shelters is located in Dallas Texas.  

Does IADDIC have offices in my country?

IADDIC Shelters International (a wholly owned subsidiary of IADDIC Shelters, LLC) has one office in Mexico.  If you are interested in opening an office in your location please contact us.

How do I contact IADDIC Shelters?

We can be reached via email at info@iaddicshelters.com or call our Dallas number at 214-243-6518 or our DC number at 202-XXX=XXX

What does IADDIC do?

IADDIC provides the construction equipment, tools, and materials needed to build high quality, durable, and affordable SIP Panels for building structures across the globe. 

What can be built using your system?

Almost any structure type is possible. Your Architect and Engineer can assist you in developing plans that incorporate the use of SIP Panels.  

Who are IADDIC's Customers?

IADDIC sells to businesses and organizations engaged in the construction of structures both domestically and internationally. 

Basics SIP Panel Questions

What is a SIP Panel?

SIP Panels, otherwise known as Structural Insulated Panels are typically two outer layers of structural sheathing material separated by an insulated core.

Why should we use SIP Panels?

Structural Insulated Panels provide the essential building components in a single unit. Interior and exterior walls, load bearing, and insulation all in one.

When were SIP Panels Invented?

SIP panels were invented in the 1930's and have been used in construction in the US since the 1950’s. 

What are the skins made out of?

Skins can be many almost any sheet material. SIP Panels have been made from thin aluminum sheets, OSB sheating, and Magnesium Oxide (MGO).

What do SIP Panels Replace?

Structural Insulated Panels replace the most common wall and roof systems that make up the building envelope. Including the standard stud/insulation/sheathing wall system. 

Panels can be manufactured to be “complete” in that they include skins that serve as the interior and exterior surfaces. 

SIP Panel Technical Questions

What sizes are SIP Panels?

In most cases the size is dictated by the skins used.  For example OSB comes in 4' X 8' or 4' X 10'.  However our system us adjustable and can adapt to imperial or metric measurement systems.

Are SIP Panels Code Compliant?

Structural Insulated Panels have been written into the International Building Code and are approved for many building construction types.  Check with you professional engineer for local code compliance.

What sizes are SIP Panels?

In most cases the size is dictated by the skins used.  For example OSB comes in 4' X 8' or 4' X 10'.  However our system us adjustable and can adapt to imperial or metric measurement systems.

Do you have detail drawing of SIP Panels?

Yes.  Structural insulated Panels detail drawings can be located in the Design Center Page.

Why do you recommend MgO?

Magnesium Oxide panels are extremely durable, long lasting, and healthy.

Insects won't eat them, they are fire rated, they are load bearing, and they do not rot and resist mold.

What is a thermal bridge?

A thermal bridge is anything that transmits thermal convection from one side of the panel to the other. 

The joints are the most susceptible to thermal bridging because solid wood or steel are commonly used to connect panels together. 

However, by using a thinner SIP Panel cut into strips and used as splices reduce or eliminate the thermal bridge. 

This strategy is normally used in the Net-Zero and passive house systems.

Can SIP Panels be used as a floor?

Yes.  Structural insulated Panels can be used as floors.  When doing so, the skins must be protected from moisture seeping from the ground beneath and be covered with an appropriate flooring. 

What is the "R Value" of a SIP?

The R-Value of a SIP is approximately R6.5 per inch. If using MgO, the  skins offer and additional .5R. 

So nominal SIP Panels with 3-1/2” thick cores and ¼” to ½” MgO skins will be about R23.75.

What are the skins made out of

Skins can be many almost any sheet material. SIP Panels have been made from thin aluminum sheets, OSB sheating, and Magnesium Oxide (MGO).

Welcome to IADDIC

In operation since 2005, we continue to innovate and bring lasting solutions to a market clamoring for cost saving approaches to construction and consumer driven sustainability.

Our Equipment, Tools, and Materials are  used on or near the construction site to build housing, places of worship, commercial buildings, disaster relied shelters and much more.
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