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Chris CTKD  
#1 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2018 9:35:14 AM(UTC)
Chris CTKD

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Joined: 10/26/2018(UTC)
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United Kingdom
Location: Peterborough

Hi guys. We do a lot of development work using a EPS/concrete sip panel and it would be really good if we could create a wall type that could handle this. at present we change the framing type to concrete wall insulated load bearing, we set stud spacing to 1.2m to represent the sheet width and visually that is fine. However in estimator, we get a concrete m3 requirement when it would be better for us to have a quantity of panels etc as would be generated if it were a wood shell. So long winded question to say is there another wall type we can create with the elements and add to punch or some other work around for ICF and SIP panels?

many thanks

Chris
Patricia G.  
#2 Posted : Friday, October 26, 2018 10:42:14 AM(UTC)
Patricia G.

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Hi there,

although there isn't a direct option to define Insulating concrete forms / Structural insulated panels, there are several workarounds set these structures.

Some tips:
1 - When you define the framing properties (walls) => set the material as Blocks with / without foam => as you are defining the thickness, you can set the price of the concrete blocks by m2 or sq.ft.
2 - I developed several projects using these type of structures => I created the modules using the 3D Custom Workshop Power Tool => you can see a plan defined with these modules => check the last image of this page.
3 - Also, in order to create the structural pieces => create the elements using the 3D Custom Workshop Power Tool => save it as components => column or edging.

Of course, keep in mind that Punch is a Home Design program, so the engineering options are limited.

Hope this helps
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