Failure to properly insulate below-grade can be a costly misstep for the design-build sector. Materials like expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid foam insulation are a cost-effective solution, affording proven moisture resistance, long-term thermal performance, and compressive strength.
Looking to enhance the student experience and help revitalize the local riverfront, Beloit College (Beloit, Wisconsin), partnered with Studio Gang to reinvent a former coal-burning power plant as a student union centered on recreation and wellness.
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force to a group of volunteers in 1994, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is located at the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. Today, the museum boasts more than 16,908 m2 (182,000 sf) of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts, military uniforms, and more. When the existing corrugated metal roof on the structure had reached its useful lifespan, the project team retrofitted it with a curved standing-seam roof.
Fusing function and form, commercial building roofs in the United States are opening up new vantage points for taking in iconic cities, landmarks, and waterways. As ordinances make protected membrane roof assemblies (PMRAs) more attractive to designers, they are also growing in size.
An article in our newest, sponsored e-book, Specifying Polyiso Insulation, discusses the different procedures for calculating the assembly R-value of a wall. To get your copy of this free, downloadable resource in either pdf or digital edition, visit www.constructionspecifier.com/ebook/pima-specifying-polyiso-insulation-e-book.