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2017 SIPA Building Excellence Awards runner-up: Dale Louwagie Shop

from SIPA

Dale Louwagie Shop
Runner-up — Agricultural Category

Cottonwood, Minnesota

Total conditioned space: 18,000 sq. ft.
Built by: Dale Johnson III Construction, Dale Johnson of Tracy, Minnesota
SIP panels manufactured by: Extreme Panel Technologies, Inc., Cottonwood, Minnesota

Dale Louwagie Farm Shop and Manufacturing Plant utilizes SIP foundation, SIP walls and SIP roof.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 6" EPS panel combination
SIP roof thickness and core material: 10" EPS roof panels

SIPs saved considerable time and reduced the labor costs needed to erect the structure. The walls took only 30 hours and the roof took roughly 20 hours with a five-person crew. As with most SIP construction projects, there was very low material waste on the job site.

SIP foundation-frost footings provided a fully insulated concrete slab. Sand on top of foam under the concrete help support the efficiency of the in-floor heating system by retaining heat. The heating bill for December, 2016 was only $244 during the height of the Minnesota winter.

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