The MgO insulated panel as a building envelope technology was developed and pioneered in Alberta in 2005. The system is a variation of the traditional structural insulated panel (SIP) as it features magnesium oxide-based concrete board instead of the traditional oriented strand board (OSB). Its development spawned new opportunities in building construction.
In addition to the construction simplicity and energy efficiency that all SIPS deliver to the building process, MgO panels add the benefits of mold and moisture resistance, increased fire protection, and greater durability overall.
Since its launch, the MGO insulated panel is being used in a wide variety of structural applications including homes (from foundations and basements to roof), commercial and industrial spaces, community buildings, sound barrier fencing, and special purpose structures. The product has been proven internationally through numerous building projects.