What is a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP)?

A SIP is a form of sandwich panel. The panel consists of a rigid core sandwiched between two layers of structural board and is used as a building material. The board can be created from a wide range of materials, each with its own impact on the overall structural and insulating properties of the final panel.

What is a Soft-Walled Shelter?

A soft-walled shelter covers any structure that used a soft flexible material to protect from the outside elements. Think tents and other canvas based structures.

What is a Rigid-Walled Shelter?

A rigid-walled shelter would be any structure that used a rigid material to protect from the outside elements. Think a structure built with concrete or the aforementioned SIP construction.

What are NAICS codes?

The acronym NAICS stands for the North American Industry Classification System. It is used to classify businesses and define which activities they primarily engage in. When the Federal government looks to buy goods or services, it identifies the NAICS code that most closely defines the goods or service they are looking to procure.