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.
A new study from the Alaska University Transportation Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, recently reported on R-values measured on insulation removed from below-grade applications in harsh climates. This supplements data from two previous similar research projects. All the three studies reported the in-service R-values per inch of extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation installed under roads and airport runways with the time in-service ranging from one to 31 years.