No Special Skills Required

No special skills are required to install any of BuildSMART's systems. In fact, the pressure to find skilled construction labor is REDUCED with the use of any BuildSMART system. Construction time and site labor are reduced. To guarantee all this, and to stand behind our 10 year warranty, we will send a field representative to your site to help your crews get started right and work efficiently. 

Years of Embodied Research

The BuildSMART systems embody over ten years of materials and building science research, computer aided manufacturing, development of rigorous quality controls in our controlled factory environment. We have made it simple and have dramatically higher cost-effective quality and reduced risk for you. 

We welcome IDP and collaboration with your design team

We are ready to consult with you in design, planning and assembly options that meet your project's specific financial and performance targets.

No special skills are required. In fact, the pressure to find skilled construction labor is REDUCED with the use of any BuildSMART system. Architectural documentation is simplified. BuildSMART can provide Revit families ready for incorporation into the project model. Spec sections are ready to use. The Architect's design risks are reduced with fully vetted wall and fenestration details.

We are ready to consult with you in design and project planning with BuildSMART options that meet your project's specific financial and performance targets.

Available Accessories in the System

Floor Bands

  • OSB - EPS - OSB

  • Roof Bands are produced to match the wall panels in your project and the floor structure you have specified

  • Air barrier sealant is included, standard

Roof Bands

  • OSB - EPS - OSB

  • Roof Bands at the eaves are produced to match the wall panels you have selected and the roof truss configuration you have specified

  • Air barrier sealant is included, standard

Nail Base at Roof Gables

  • OSB - EPS over contractor provided OSB

  • Nail base panels are produced and pre-cut to match the wall panels you have selected for very fast dry-in for any roof configuration

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Parapet Wall Nail Base and Bands

  • Windows and doors for site-built portions of the project

  • Sealants and accessories for site-installed windows and doors

  • Weather Resistant Barrier (WRB) sealants

Wrapped and Loaded

Wall panels are wrapped in the factory and delivered to your site. Trucks are loaded in the order that you want them - matching your planned erection sequence to optimize time efficiency.

I often tell people that the Build SMART home can give people the performance of a Lamborghini with the affordability and mileage of a SMART car.
— Graham Borgdorff, owner of Above Board Carpentry, Ontario Canada
We plan on implementing the Build SMART panels in all our projects because of the cost savings – whether they’re Passive House projects or not. We expect the Build SMART system to shave about two months off our construction schedule.
— David Schleicher, President of Prairie Design Build, Kansas City Missouri
 
 

Simple to design

We’ve simplified the designer’s job by eliminating the need to specify every minute detail of a building's perimeter walls. BuildSMART components allow designers to create a high-performing building envelope with the confidence and assurance of both quality and price.

No more guesswork about assembly airtightness, thermal bridging or cost. Just tell us the R-value you want, and and other project requirements and we’ll deliver a system that meets them. Moreover, BuildSMART components don’t limit the architect’s design – whether it’s traditional, transitional or modern.   


EASY TO BUILD

High-performing, energy-efficient construction may sound great in theory, but often it calls for additional protocols and premium rates that would tack on time and cut into your profits. So why change the time-tested construction methods that have led to your success this far? Because times are changing, and BuildSMART makes designing and building to high-performing standards easy.

Simple to order, affordable to build, easy to finish - BuildSMART components don’t require additional training or specialized trades. Use the same electrician and plumber you’ve already got on speed-dial. And get Passive House levels of energy usage for the same cost of conventional construction, with a faster build time. Imagine telling that to your customers.

We’ve got the numbers to prove it. Numerous buildings across the U.S. are successfully demonstrating how simple the BuildSMART system is to implement, at a cost that is competitive with traditional site-built construction. 


AFFORDABLE TO OWN

Energy-efficiency is now possible for anyone who chooses to use BuildSMART products.

Let our system stop the bleeding on utility bills. 

Did you know that since 2000, spending on utilities has increased by 56% while overall consumer spending has increased only 38%? Apply the money you save on energy bills to the equity in a high-performance, airtight home... and feel better about your carbon footprint.


CONSUMES 60%-70% LESS ENERGY

Energy-efficiency is now possible for anyone who chooses to use BuildSMART products. Yes, YOU can afford a green home. BuildSMART is breaking the status quo to bring energy-efficient homes within reach for every family in America, no matter your income level.

 

BETTER THAN SIPS

The BuildSMART building envelope system was created to fix many of the common issues builders and tradesmen have with Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPs). Even though both SIPs panels and BuildSMART wall panels are designed to save energy, a SIPs assembly differs from BuildSMART in many important ways.

The rigid insulation of a perimeter SIPs panel is sandwiched between two structural facings. This makes it difficult for framers, plumbers, electricians and other trades to do their work in a timely manner. With SIPs panels, it's not uncommon for tradesmen to cut through one or both facings and into the insulation foam to accommodate interior wall connections, wiring or plumbing runs. Efforts to repair those holes to restore airtightness and thermal integrity often fall short.

With the BuildSMART system, the interior framing looks exactly like a traditional, stick-built structure before batt insulation is installed. By placing continuous rigid insulation outboard of the structural wall, the potential for thermal breaks is eliminated. This also takes any guesswork out of installing utilities, interior partitions and finishes. Energy efficiency made simple.


HIGHER PERFORMANCE

Every seam or hole in the perimeter wall of a conventionally built structure means an unintended loss of conditioned air. In the summer, cooled interior air leaks out and hot, moist air leaks in. In the winter, heated air escapes and cold, dry air comes in.

BuildSMART's building envelope system greatly reduces those seams and holes, saving the owner significant energy costs. BuildSMART components perform to the Passive House standard of <0.6 air changes per hour, and meet the Passive House thermal bridging and insulation requirements.

All of the BuildSMART components are prefabricated of high-quality materials constructed in a weather-protected environment. This ensures that a BuildSMART structure won't suffer compromised performance or premature decay caused by exposure to adverse weather conditions during conventional site-built construction.

BuildSMART wall panels come with preinstalled, air-tightened windows and doors. This not only cuts out this part of the job for the builder, it also guarantees a level of airtight, thermal performance that’s difficult to achieve with traditional, field-installed windows and doors. Our PVC-framed, tilt-turn windows and doors are Passive House-certified.