Polyisocyanurate (polyiso) exterior wall insulation is a high-performing closed-cell, rigid foam continuous insulation that is bonded to various organic and inorganic facers on both sides. Polyiso accounts for over 75 percent of the insulation used in new and retrofit residential and commercial construction in the U.S.
Pressure is mounting for the building and construction industry to become more sustainable. Designing more energy-efficient buildings is part of that, but reducing embodied carbon is a more pressing — and often challenging — issue.
Selecting the best roofing assembly for schools and healthcare facilities means focusing on project constraints including timeline, weather, facility operations, and occupants. Roof integrity and performance cannot be compromised as functionality, durability, and energy efficiency must come together to create the roof assembly that is best for each individual facility.
Cold storage buildings are exceptional structures because they experience extremes in both internal temperature and humidity compared to typical buildings. Due to their distinctive nature, cold storage buildings require unique construction assemblies, including roof assemblies.
Browse our latest issue to learn more about groundbreaking testing, designing for the extremes with lightning protection systems, next generation spray foam addressing climate concerns, and understanding the very severe hail designation.
Located at Huntsman’s world scale polyurethane production site in Geismar, Louisiana, the Reliability Excellence Center is a 22,000-square-foot structural steel building which is home to the company’s maintenance, reliability and operational excellence teams.
Energy efficiency is an increasingly crucial consideration for construction firms today. As sustainable building regulations and businesses’ green initiatives rise, construction professionals must find new ways to make buildings more energy-efficient.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation and roofing industry is currently undergoing an important step in the evolution of its materials technology—a progressive phase-out of the use of Hydrofluorocarbons-, or HFC-based, systems and adoption of Hydrofluoroolefins-, or HFO-based, spray foams.
The owners of a distribution center in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., wanted to provide conditioned space within their three facilities to protect sensitive inventories and improve the work environment for employees.