Once your SIPs arrive, your contractor installs them in sequence according to plans provided by Big Sky.
Wall panels have been pre-fabricated with an indented pocket that gets seated onto a wood plate attached to the building foundation.
Connections between SIPs in both walls and roofs make use of a similar pocket. A block spline, I-beam spline or regular dimensional lumber is fitted into this pocket to serve as a bridge between the panels. All connections are sealed using Do-All-Ply Sealant, and nailed or screwed in place.
Your job specification may call for large roof or wall panels to improve installation efficiency. In this case, a crane or other mechanized equipment may be used to ease handling and panel placement.
Following assembly, joints between SIPs are sealed with specially formulated SIP sealing tape. Gaps between doorways and windows are filled with expanding foam insulation, and sealed to prevent air infiltration.
The air-tightness of the building can be tested before finishing, so that any remaining gaps can be detected and sealed while they're still easily accessible.