Thermal & Moisture Control

About Face

New 800 Series Spin-Glas duct and equipment insulation is a rigid-board insulation with polypropylene-coated facing that allows it to be wiped down, allowing better cleanability. The facing also meets the highest rating requirements for low-permeable vapor retarders. 

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Two-in-One Moisture Control

Combining a moisture-barrier membrane with fiberglass lath, the new Delta-Dry & Lath rainscreen system allows for faster installation and ensures better envelope performance over time in stucco and manufactured stone façades. The resulting rainscreen design enables quicker drying of any moisture that penetrates exterior cladding and reduces risk of façade staining or failure.

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Park Town Centre, Cliffside Park, N.J.

Getting Back on Track with Style

With a concentrated effort to revitalize the downtown of Cliffside Park, N.J., Park Town Centre—13 stories of rental apartments atop a two-story retail level—was eyed as a way to bring new energy into a tired business district. Find a more efficient and cost-effective structural façade system to complete a planned mixed-use development that ran into economic issues. Town officials in Cliffside Park, N.J., had big plans for revitalizing their downtown when they began assembling properties for a new, signature mixed-use development back in 2002.

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NCAA Headquarters Expansion, Indianapolis, IN

Terracotta Treasure

The NCAA Headquarters expansion by RATIO, features an ALPHATON terracotta rainscreen in a standard finish. The system allows air to circulate behind its panels, creating pressure equalization that prevents water from being drawn into the building. A vapor barrier on the outside face of the system’s back-up wall serves as a final deterrent against air and water penetration. The extruded double-leaf panels are available in 18 standard colors and glazings, and can be incorporated in horizontal or vertical support systems.

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Reimagining Wall Assemblies

ZIP System R-sheathing is the all-in-one engineered wood structural panel with built-in control layers to manage air, water and heat transfer. With built-in polyisocyanurate foam insulation, an integrated water-resistive barrier and a rigid-air barrier design, ZIP System R-sheathing helps design teams reimagine traditional wall assemblies. 

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Metal Panel Distinction

QuadCore represents a leap in technology within the insulated metal panel market. A Kingspan panel ordered with QuadCore and a Valspar Fluropon Pure coating earns a Red List Free declaration—the only metal panel in the world to earn that distinction. Additionally, QuadCore delivers thermal performance: it is certified as the most thermally-efficient, closed-cell insulation material in the insulated metal panel market. QuadCore surpasses all other closed-cell insulated panel systems when it comes to fire performance and fire resistance. Judge’s Comment: “While the idea of an insulated metal panel is not new, the efforts to create a high-performance panel that does not c

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Modern Character at High-Tech Headquarters

Zoller, a German manufacturer of high-precision equipment, achieves distinct, corporate-branded façade with building envelope customization. Zoller is a German manufacturer of high-tech, high-precision equipment and software with worldwide distribution, says David Gebhardt, president, David R. Gebhardt Architect P.C., the firm responsible for the building’s design. “It was important that this sense of precision and craftsmanship was carried over into the façade via detail, crisp lines, and an over arching modern character.”

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Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) North at LAX

Insulation Meets Stringent Code Compliance at LAX’s New Terminal

The new Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) North, a five-level, 750,000-sq.-ft. expansion, will improve operations, enable faster connections and ease passenger access, all while providing state-of-the-art facilities. Corgan is the lead architecture firm, in association with Gensler and gkkworks (now CannonDesign), on the design build project for the concourse. Because the new concourse is designed to complement the ocean wave theme of the airport, the architects envisaged a stunning curvilinear roof. This unique design element additionally demanded specific roof and wall configuration requirements. To bring the vision into reality, the team needed insulation materials that could be custom f

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Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv, Israel

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

Housed inside a symbolic wooden treasure chest, that doubles as the cladding for the museum’s collection, Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History—with more than 5 million specimens collected over the past century—is the largest, most active center for biodiversity research in the Middle East. Making a splash with its Noah’s Ark-looking façade, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects’ concept was two-fold: beckon museum patrons and passersby to come inside and explore, while also providing a climate-controlled space for the archeological specimens.“The collections are the heart of the building and we wanted it to be exposed to the city and

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Edge-Y Solution

Thermolite U-Max glazing panels increase R-values by 100% to 200% vs. standard 1-in. infill panels by adding a rabbet edge that boosts insulation on the interior face of the panel. Systems can be specified with up to a 3.5-in. overall thickness.

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