About PaceMaker
Architect, Contractor, and Owner Comments:

"It's fabulous! SIPs are a proven technology that deserve much greater application in the building industry."

- Bob Vila of Home Again

Design:

PaceMaker Plastics' experienced technical design and estimating staff uses the latest CAD software to prepare accurate cost quotations, submittal and final drawings, material lists and fabrication cut sheets. This insures that architectural plans are properly converted into Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) that meet all project specifications. We also assist owners, architects, and contractors with guidance in the many technical issues, construction details and site considerations that result in successful projects, satisfied clients, and repeat uses of PaceMaker SIPs.

Testing:

Comprehensive testing and engineering evaluation are the basis for our construction details, structural guidelines, insulation values, and fire resistance requirements so PaceMaker SIPs are properly used for roofs, exterior walls, and floors in every project. Incoming, in-process, and final inspection Quality Assurance procedures are monitored by UL and PFS/TECO.

Manufacturing:

At PaceMaker's 60,000 SF lamination and fabrication facility, specification grade oriented strand board (OSB) facers are adhesively welded to expanded polystyrene cores which are produced in PaceMaker's nearby EPS plant. All SIP components and production operations are held to tight third-party quality control procedures monitored by UL and PFS/TECO. In-process and final inspections guarantee that all panels meet required dimensions and physical properties of the project.

The 8'x24' or 8'x28' finished SIPs may be cut to the required wall, roof, or floor sizes. Vertical and horizontal wire chases are located within each panel to meet all wiring needs.

Accurate door and window openings, intricate dormers, and complex ridge and roof cuts are fabricated by our skilled craftsmen using CAD "instructions" and proprietary equipment. Fully pre-cut panels are supplied to most project sites- resulting in significant savings in time, labor, and clean-up. Our pre-cut SIPs have been used in thousands of structures since 1975.

Construction:

PaceMaker has a network of experienced independent building contractors to erect the SIPs in accordance with project specifications.Contractors are familiar with SIP wood-based components and appreciate their true, straight surfaces for installation of drywall, trim, and exterior finish. Proper adhesive, sealant, screws, and engineered I-joists are available from PaceMaker.

We provide complete CAD generated drawings showing panel layout, details, wire chase locations, and special features for each project. Also included is a list of "do's and don'ts" to avoid the most frequent construction problems. Complete construction details and a building techniques video help a first-time erector quickly master installation of panels.

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