A recent workshop on fire properties of materials concluded cross-laminated timber (CLT) and insulation applied to the exteriors of high-rise buildings are among the materials most in need of urgent research and development.
Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape is actually a multifaceted and versatile product with usage going beyond its more understood “stickiness.” PSA tape technologies have properties for insulating a building from environmental events such as precipitation, vapor ingress, extreme cold and heat, as well as external noise.
When selecting exterior panels for a new YMCA facility in Exeter, New Hampshire, specifiers wanted a system that was durable enough to protect the building against the region’s wet, cold winters, but also visually soft enough to make the center inviting for visitors. Additionally, as the facility was scheduled to open in April, much of the work would be done in the winter, without room for construction delays.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) announced the winners of the 13th annual SPFA National Industry Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding projects in the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) sector in roofing, insulation, specialty applications, and elastomeric coatings.