Shrewsbury, UK - The UK Structured Insulated Panel Association (UKSIPS) will use SIPS technology to construct one of the seminar theatres at Timber Expo in Coventry, UK, this September.
UKSIPS experts will use this theatre to communicate technical issues and project case studies to up to 500 seminar delegates, as part of a two-day Timber Talk seminar programme, the association said in a 2 June statement.
Structured insulated panels are a method of construction which offers structural strength and excellent air-tightness. They consist of two parallel faces sandwiching a rigid core of polyurethane foam or expanded polystrene.
UKSIPS said the 48-m2 theatre will form the heart of a 'SIP Zone' with up to 12 UKSIPS members exhibiting. The theatre will have a seating capacity of about 50 delegates per session and it is envisaged that some 30 presentations will be delivered over the two days of the show.
UKSIPS Chairman Andrew Orriss said, "SIPS technology is making serious advances into the construction arena as developers and contractors realise that this modern method of construction offers a readily available low-carbon building solution. There is a real thirst for knowledge, which we aim to address at Timber Expo."
The organisation also announced that it has launched an updated website - www.uksips.org - with a membership "taster" option, new search facility and an updated case study gallery.