In laboratory testing, SCIP (3D Structural) Panels withstood wind loads of 226 miles per hour.
A two-story SCIP (3D Structural) Panel research complex jointly funded by the National Science Foundation, Southern California Edison, Inc., and the University of California withstood California's worst earthquake in forty years. It was struck twice a (6.5) and (6.9) Richter Scale. According to Dr. Philippe Cohen who resides at the site in the Mojave Desert, the area at one point was subjected to a continuous shake lasting over a full minute. The structure went through the quakes with zero structural effects.
SCIP (3D Structural) Panel structures are non-combustible and virtually fire proof, with a minimum 1.5-hour fire rating. A higher rating can easily be attained.
SCIP (3D Structural) PanelS provides no nutritive value to plants, animals, or microorganisms which keeps the termites away.
A typical 8-foot-high SCIP (3D Structural) Panel with 2.5” polystyrene core using eleven-gauge wire has been tested at a structural load of over 60,300 lbs. The typical wood frame and metal frame wall cannot compare to SCIP Panel strength.
The double shell configuration of the concrete plus polystyrene plus concrete sandwich minimizes sound transmissions.
Safe, durable, and long lasting
The poly core is inert, non-flammable, non-toxic, and water resistant. It will not rot and is highly resistant to mildew. Aging has no effect upon its performance and it can withstand temperatures from sub-freezing to 180 degrees, assuring long-term performance.
The SCIP (3D panel) Building System has tremendous flexibility. It may be used in place of wood or metal-framed walls, masonry block walls or pre-cast panels. It is an excellent structural system for floors, ceilings, and roofs. You can build curved or radius walls , shelves and decorative openings.
Cost-Effective and Environmentally Comfortable
The SCIP (3D Structural) Panel System has been designed with maximum environmental comfort in mind. The system saves 50% to 80% on heating cost and reduces the needed size and cost of HVAC systems. In one documented test maximum heat loss was just 5%. It will keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter. A wood structure simply cannot compare. The modified expanded polystyrene core meets all VA, FHA, and HUD thermal requirements.
Expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is an efficient and effective thermal insulation material, and which plays an important role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, is making a very positive contribution to the reduction of global warming. CFCs or HCFCs are not used as foaming agents in the production of EPS, therefore its manufacture does not cause any damage to the ozone layer.
Throughout the remaining useful life of the building, the SCIP 3D Panel ensures a significant reduction in the need for external energy input, thus achieving lower consumption of fossil fuels. This in turn leads to lower CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.
Expanded polystyrene is a biologically inert, non-toxic, and stable material. It does not contribute to the formation of methane gas or provide any other potential greenhouse gases. Furthermore, its waste does not pose any risk of contamination to groundwater.