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SIPS Construction- Complete Care Chiropractic

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

So, these are SIPS panels.  We send our designs off to the factory, where they manufacture the panels with all the window and door openings precut into panel.  Yes, they look like a stack of sandwich cookies on a trailer.   But this  sandwich is fully a structural wall (no traditional stud framing) that actually supports the roof.

At the factory, everything is labeled with a number to explain where it should be used in the building, and then it’s shipped to the jobsite.  These panels came from R-Control in Montana.   (Unfortunately, there are no SIPS manufacturers in Oregon yet.  Hint, Hint… )

2010-12-14 SIPS Truck

The panels are unloaded off the truck by forklift.

2010-12-14 UnloadingSIPS

Allen Iverson, the panel representative from Eco Panels, is on site to help the crew check the load and arrange the panels on the decking according to where they should be located for the walls.

2010-12-14 Arranging SIPS

You can all of the “W-   ” of each panel is indicated on the plans.   Each piece has a perfectly engineered location.

2010-12-14 SIPS Layout Diagram

The framing crew is dropping each piece into place.
2010-12-15 SIPS Assembly

2010-12-15 SIPS Press 1

After they get the hang of it, the walls actually go up very quickly. Here’s the end of day 1.

Press Release: Challenge for the Greenest Building in Jackson County

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Batzer Build Green Banner Phone

CONTACT: Russ Batzer
Phone: 541.773.7553

Eagle Point, OR- Batzer Construction is throwing down the gauntlet to other contractors to design and build the greenest building in Jackson County.   Russ Batzer, President of Batzer Construction Inc. said he’s pretty sure that he’s got the winner in the Complete Care Chiropractic Project.

Over the last year, Batzer Construction staff architect Gary Caperna, has been working with Dr. Thaddeus Gala to design a super efficient, green and solar chiropractic clinic in Eagle Point.   Dr. Gala was one of the lucky few to get in on the Oregon Solar Feed-In Tariff program that guarantees his energy selling price for 15 years.  He’ll make .65/per watt on however much solar energy he can generate.  So he’s putting up 10 kw of solar panels.

Russ Batzer points out “While solar is sexy, it’s the incredible energy efficiency of this commercial building that’s really going to make it a winner. The cheapest power, is the power you never have to buy or create. “

Batzer Construction broke ground on the project in October. Wednesday, December 15th at 3pm, Batzer Construction is putting up the SIPS walls for the building.  SIPS are Structurally Insulated Panels and made from two sheets of strand board with a foam core. This is a breakthrough project for Southern Oregon.  It’s nearly 5,000 SF and is the biggest commercial SIPS project to date in Southern Oregon according to Eco Panels LLC, the local SIPS supplier.    The 12” thick SIPS walls will be an incredible R-45 of insulation, while commercial codes only required the building to be R-13.

The greenest building in Jackson County will be judged at next June’s Green Expo.   Russ Batzer says, “Whether we win or not, it’s all in good fun to get our local design and construction community to reach farther and build better….. but, I will admit – I want to win.”


Photo & Video Opportunity 3pm, Tuesday, December 14th.

–      SIPS panels being erected

–      Russ Batzer calling out for the Greenest Building Challenge.


About Complete Care Chiropractic Project

About Eco Panels LLC

About Oregon Feed In Tariff

About Rogue Valley Greenest Building Contest

About Complete Care Chiropractic

2010-12-15 Russ Channel12

Russ Batzer, interview with Bryan Navarro, KDRV Newswatch 12

2010-12-15 Thad Channel 12

Dr. Thaddeus Gala, Interview with Bryan Navarro, KDRV Newswatch 12

They’re Coming!!!!! The SIPS are coming!

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The SIPS panels are on their way and will be at the Complete Care Chiropractic in Eagle Point this week!

SW Pastel Rendering

Complete Care Chiropractic- Architecturall Rendering by Gary Caperna, staff architect at Batzer Construction Inc.

What are SIPS?  They are Structurally Insulated Panels.  It’s a type of wall and roof framing that uses two sheets of strand board sandwiching a foam core.  That’s it.  That’s the wall!

R-Control Image

R-Control SIPS Wall Panels

No studs, no air leaks, no thermal breaks.  They provide incredible insulation and sound proofing.

Video supplied by R-Control Structurally Insulated Panels and Eco Panels LLC of Medford, OR.