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Does anyone have information/comments on the applicability 
and use of insulated sanwich panels as part of a roof 
structure.  The panels would be used to construct the roof 
deck and would span 8ft between manufactured joists.  

These are an engineered proprietary system, basically 
consisting of rigid insulation sandwiched between two 
sheets of plywood creating a 6in or 8in thick section. 
There is no other lumber within the panel section. The 
rigid insulation is glued to the plywood and acts 
compositely.  I believe the panels are 4ft wide and can be 
made in lengths up to 20ft or so.  Diaphragm capacity 
would be provided by 2x lumber blocking at the panel 
edges, between sheets,allowing the panels to be connected 

I believe this system has seen significant use in 
residential construction in some markets, but we are being 
asked by the contractor to consider it as 
value-engineering alternative to a panelized wood roof 
system for a commercial application.  Some particular 
concerns are:

Longterm performance.
Degradation of the insulation/plywood adhesive bond.
Diaphragm Capacity.
Shrinkage of the perimeter panel lumber.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Ed Dean