Polyisocyanurate insulation is gaining popularity as it enhances the masonry cavity wall’s inherent performance traits because of its complementary thermal conduct and moisture, fire, and solvent resistance.
Building professionals need to not just anticipate failures, but also understand how structures fail. Exterior wall systems designed to recover when exposed to failure must be employed to make the building envelope truly robust.
Washington D.C.’s Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA) is a state-of-the-art, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified, multipurpose entertainment, sports, and cultural complex. The insulated metal panels (IMPs) used in the 109,63-m2 (118,000-sf) enclosure provides a sleek look, while also offering a seamless addition to the nation’s capital.
Specifying the right type of insulation to address the performance challenges in various locations within the healthcare facility enclosure can not only support the building’s performance objectives, but also help meet life-safety, comfort, and sustainability goals.
The Pablo Center at the Confluence in Wisconsin fits into its site where the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers meet, using traditional and practical building systems such as insulated metal panels (IMPs).