Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, is serving up culinary arts classes in a new building designed by Grimm+Parker Architects. A signature element of the new building is a high canopy over the building’s main entrance, which is a large glass atrium. The canopy is created out of insulated metal panels (IMP).
New York City’s Harlem neighborhood is going through a revitalization. At the center of this neighborhood renaissance is 100 West 125th Street, a 61,570-m2 (202,000-sf) commercial project. The project’s architect initially wanted to employ aluminum composite metal (ACM) panels, but found costs were higher than anticipated. Therefore, the design team switched to insulated metal panels (IMPs), a single-component assembly.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina, has been serving travelers since 1938. To help modernize its aging Terminal 1, though, it underwent major work that included specifying proprietary metal wall panel products.
When it comes to insulating a facility, insulation addresses two important goals—maintaining a consistent interior temperature and preventing moisture from forming and collecting via condensation. There are several different materials and ways to protect a roof, including fiberglass, rigid board, and insulated metal panels (IMPs).
The creation of the Mosaic Village project in Charlotte, North Carolina, not only provided Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) with a new dormitory to increase its student housing, but it also helped to revitalize the city’s historic West End.