DELTA, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 10, 2021
Delta structural insulated panel system manufacturer, Insulspan®, received a 2021 Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Home Design presented by the Building Systems Councils (BSC), part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The award was given during the NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards virtual ceremony held on March 4, 2021.
Since 1986, the BSC’s awards program has promoted excellence in systems-built housing. Front runners in the industry are honored at the annual awards presentation for their unique designs and innovative marketing strategies.
Insulspan’s “Staff Float Homes” project won top honors for excellence in the Panelized Home less than 2,000 sq. ft. category. Created for the Union Steamship Company Resort on Bowen Island, BC, the project created several floating duplexes, each with a total square footage of 798. Utilizing the shear structural strength of the SIPs (structural insulated panels) and leveraging the lighter weight of the Insulspan building system as compared to a standard wood frame, the float home was mounted to two non-structural pontoons and craned into place as a single unit.
“We are honored to work with companies like Union Steamship Company Resort on this incredible project. Their dedication to creating innovative, sustainable, and energy efficient housing made this project a perfect fit for Insulspan SIPs,” said Insulspan General Manager, Stephen Munn.
The annual Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. For a complete list of award-winning companies, as well as winners and projects from previous years’ competitions, visit https://www.nahb.org/nahb-community/awards/Building-Systems-Councils-Awards.
ABOUT Insulspan® Structural Insulating Panels: The Insulspan® Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) Building System provides a green building solution for commercial and residential construction that reduce energy usage, take less time to install, and provide an airtight thermal envelope for a healthy, sustainable structure. Ready to install as wall, roof, or floor components, the solid, one-piece, pre-cut structural insulated panels are created using two layers of performance-rated oriented strand board (OSB) structurally laminated to a core of closed-cell rigid expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. Insulspan is a subsidiary of PFB Corporation, a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Visit https://www.insulspan.com/ to learn more.
ABOUT THE BSC: The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders is made up of manufacturer, builder, and associate members who advocate building with concrete, log, modular, or panelized systems. Systems-built homes are constructed to the same code standards and reflect the same, and often enhanced, quality levels as any site-built construction. The advantage of systems-building is that it is completed in a fraction of the time, with a fraction of the waste, which can significantly reduce costs. Many systems-built homes also are inherently environmentally friendly adding a “green” label to the finished home.
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing, and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders’ associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.