CONCRETE INSULATED PANEL (CIP) CONSTRUCTION
What Are Concrete Insulated Panels?
Concrete Insulated Panels are made up of concrete “bread” with an insulation “filling.” They are an efficient, all-in-one construction method where walls are built by pouring concrete into large (wall-size) steel forms reinforced with structural rebar, allowing it to set, laying down insulation, and pouring another layer of reinforced concrete. After the concrete has hardened, a crane is used to lift the concrete insulated panel into place. One layer of concrete forms the inside structural wall and the other layer of concrete is the outside wall and siding. Together the concrete walls provide a strong external structure for the home without the need for framing with wood.