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Insulated metal panels offer chic industrial warehouse aesthetic for high-end retailer

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High-end stroller retailer UPPAbaby, based in Rockland, Mass., turned to a modern glass and Metl-Span-insulated metal panel façade for its new 45,000-square-foot headquarters. The mixed-use project accommodates a 15,000-square-foot warehouse and maintenance workshop, as well as a retail front to conduct direct-to-consumer business, while the majority of the facility will be dedicated to an open office concept.
  • Facade Manufacturer Metl-Span
  • Architects Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
  • Facade Installer Controlled Environmental Structures (IMP); Integrated Builders (general contractor)
  • Facade Consultants n/a
  • Location Rockland, MA
  • Date of Completion 2017
  • System metal panel over steel structure
  • Products 22/26 gauge CF Architectural Flat panels (3-inch thickness, R-25) in Polar White and Slate Gray
The campus design matches the company’s distinct approach to the growing baby product and accessory industry — delivering “higher standards of innovation and style,” according to the UPPAbaby website. The architectural team from Bergmeyer Associates, based in Boston, used smooth insulated metal panels (IMPs) with metallic coatings and a glass curtain wall to further the contemporary design choices. “Our building was designed to expose the structure on the interior and to really capture the spirit of the brand,” said architect Stan Kubinski, senior associate with Bergmeyer Associates. “The Metl-Span IMPs were introduced on the front facade as an impact and accent panel.” The unique blend of building envelope products “achieves our intended look of an industrial warehouse aesthetic, with a cool, funky vibe on the interior,” says Kubinski.
The project’s high-performance building envelope showcases nearly 4,000 square feet of 22/26 gauge CF Architectural Flat IMPs, including 2,907 square feet of panels in Polar White and 933 square feet of panels in Slate Gray. Specified in the profile's three-inch thickness, the system offers an exceptional R-Value of 25. Kubinski implemented the horizontal CF Architectural Flat panels to create the “wow" factor at the building’s entrance. IMPs offer a mixture of design options, including mitered panel edges, superior flatness, and a vast array of profiles, textures and reveal configurations. CF Architectural flat wall profiles are ideally suited for designers seeking a monolithic architectural façade without sacrificing performance elements. With the highest insulating value per square inch of any metal wall insulation solution, IMPs can significantly decrease a building’s energy costs. And because the insulation is factory-applied, IMPs offer a consistency in insulation throughout the wall system to provide even thermal performance. IMPs offer several energy efficiency features to decrease the ecological footprint of the building. The panels provide high-performance thermal efficiency and moisture control, while a factory foamed-in-place insulating core minimizes insulation gaps. Sales Engineer Ed Montani, of installer Controlled Environment Structures, LLC, said that IMPs offer significant advantages when it comes to minimizing installation time and expense. In particular, IMP systems “can easily be installed in cold weather,” which proved to be a difference-maker for the UPPAbaby Rockland campus’ fast-track construction schedule. “Speed was noticeable,” says Kubinski. “The building was closed up quickly, allowing our trades to continue working. It helped to expedite the building construction.” Beyond the facade, the dedicated interior office space features modern art, exposed structural steel and architectural finishes including wood slats and ceiling décor. The design relies on the use of glass dividers, with no office doors or cubicles, and incorporates both a fitness complex and a second-floor exterior deck and barbecue center. The UPPAbaby team moved in to its new headquarters in November 2017 after just one year of construction.
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Product> Forging Ahead: Innovative Exterior Metal Panels Systems

High performance metal panel systems in an ever-growing repertoire of finishes and formats offer architects a durable and expressive medium for expression. Rain screens, IMPs, and dimensional tiles stretch the aesthetic vocabulary for exterior cladding. Architectural Screen Walls Metalwërks Fabricated as a turnkey system, these unitized perforated aluminum panels are mounted to an extruded aluminum grid. Such customized screen walls, incorporating formed panels as well as supports and attachments from the structure to the exterior, are offered as integrated, pre-assembled units. Intercept Panel System Centria Constructed with aluminum skins and no plastics or gaskets, the Intercept modular metal panel system is recyclable and sustainable. The light-gauge monolithic sheets provide for ultra-flat panels and can be custom built to conform to curved radial walls, formed corners, wing walls, and soffits. With a unique horizontal joint design, the system allows for not only rainscreen cavity venting at the base of each panel course, but also an equal pressure and temperature distribution. The panels are installed using extruded clips or a continuous joint engagement, eliminating the use of exposed exterior fasteners and welded corners. Tapered Series Wall Panel Dri-Design These 100% recyclable panels are manufactured from a variety of materials, including zinc, copper, stainless steel, and painted and anodized aluminum. They can be installed over commercial-grade Tyvek onto plywood, or can be used as an outboard insulation, pressure-equalized rainscreen. Panels are available in any Kynar color and are sized and detailed to meet the specific requirements of each project. Architectural Insulated Metal Wall Panels Metl-Span Installed vertically or horizontally with concealed clips, these flat, stucco-embossed panels are made of aluminum-zinc coated steel. Panel joints feature an offset double tongue-and-groove with extended metal shelf for positive face fastening. XC-12 Panel Morin In standard lengths from five feet to 30 feet, this concealed-fastener panel is available in 13 profiles. Suitable for new and retrofit projects, it can be specified with PVDF painted finishes and in a smooth or embossed texture. Azengar VM Zinc The lightly textured surface of this pale, matte-finish zinc catches natural light in a distinctive way, adding to the impact of an exterior. Its manufacturing process has been refined to reduce acids, effluents, and water consumption.
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Accelerated build speed beats winter’s wrath in Chicago: Case Study

  The design-construction team for 1611 West Division had to get the project completed quickly while sticking to the goal of achieving LEED Silver certification. There were many ways to achieve those goals. However, the architect wanted the envelope to create a sense of movement that would identify with the character and individuality of the people living in this progressive community. But the designers wanted this building to be a significant structure in a Chicago area filled with distinctive architecture. They had to find exterior cladding that could go up quickly, provide high R-values, and give 1611 West Division an appearance that would become a landmark. The Solution: BENCHMARK by Kingspan Designwall™ 1000 insulated metal panels were specified to create the building’s envelope. The panels were arranged vertically across horizontal floor slabs and folded around the building almost like textile. By installing them in a staggered pattern, each unit has an individualistic quality and yet the entire structure is woven together seamlessly. The Designwall panel created a wall system that offers impressive curb appeal while providing excellent thermal performance. Today 1611 West Division offers much that is needed from a mixed-used, high-density urban building.
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Product> Wrap It Up: Six Creative Cladding Materials

Thanks in large part to advances in protective coatings and insulation products, buildings big and small can be clad in a variety of materials; when creatively sheathed, even a basic box can achieve an anything-but-ordinary appearance. Thermocromex (at top) Thermocromex This limestone plaster ultra-high-performance cladding is a technically innovative reformulation that can be applied to virtually any substrate, including CMU, frame/sheathing, tilt wall, poured-in-place concrete, and lightweight blocks/cement. Available in custom colors, Thermocromex delivers a vibrant and permanent finish that requires no other coloring or topcoat. The alkali- and UV-resistant pigments will not fade over time, and the finish is both weatherproof and breathable. Almost no maintenance is required to enjoy the original appearance, year after year. Features a 20-year material performance warranty. Koda XT 3form A product line developed specifically for exterior projects, Koda XT offers color, durability, and design freedom for the most extreme environments and applications. These panels exhibit the highest performance of any engineered resin panels. The material has the added benefits of being constructed from polycarbonate, which is both environmentally responsible and high-performing. ProdEX Prodema With an outer film of PVDF, ProdEX wood panels have no need for regular maintenance. The PVDF film is also anti-graffiti and non-stick, preventing organic matter from accumulating on the panel's surface and reducing the build-up of dust and dirt caused by pollution. ProdEX is a suitable cladding material for ventilated façades, offering protection from rain, sunlight, and external temperature changes. Insulated Metal Panels Metl-Span These state-of-the-art insulated metal panels perform reliably, are aesthetically pleasing, and come with a proven sustainability track record. Cost-effective and energy-efficient, they are easy to install, ensuring a schedule-satisfying build-speed. TerraPreCast Boston Valley Terra Cotta For decades, architectural designs have involved embedding a facing material in precast concrete panels. TerraPreCast is now available as a finishing material for precast concrete. A minimum 30mm solid terra cotta veneer as well as units with custom profiles can be embedded in large precast units. The dovetail profile on the backside of the veneer provides additional surface area for the concrete to adhere to the terra cotta, ensuring a high-strength bond between the two products. This system is ideal for conditions requiring the strength and durability of precast concrete construction, but desiring the myriad of options available in both profile and finish offered by terra cotta. TerraPreCast panels are available in 2-inch height increments from 6 inches to 24 inches. The maximum length for the panel is 60 inches. Custom product available. Metalwërks Arcwall DBV Rainscreen Metalwërks This drained, back-ventilated (DBV) design provides an interesting exterior appearance while protecting the building’s primary air/water seals from the elements. The wall system incorporates exterior moisture resistant applied insulation, engineered furring, and perimeter flashings all outboard of the primary building air barrier. A unique fabrication capability includes a back-scored technique to V-groove the 0.125-inch-thick aluminum plate material down to .040-inch-thick at the fold lines. This method allows the designer to incorporate tighter bend lines, which increases the crispness of the joints and panel edges. The open vertical reveals joint are gasketed to minimize water penetration between the custom panel end-caps and open horizontal joints. The rainscreen system, with its variable patterns, casts numerous shade and light patterns as light changes throughout the day, and the anodized finish creates additional reflections to enhance the effect.
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Product> Surface Effective: Eight Innovative Cladding Materials & Systems

From enhancing aesthetics with digitally-printed ceramic panels to increasing build-speed via all-in-one insulated metal panel systems, these innovative building products offer specialized facade solutions to architects. ClearShade Insulated Glass Panel Panelite A glazing solution that optimizes both daylight and solar heat control, its honeycomb insert is offered in a range of colors and patterns; customization is available. Dekton Cosentino Available in sheets up to 126 by 56 inches and thicknesses of 8, 12, and 20 millimeters, this ultra-compacted material has a high compressive strength, is non-porous, and UV resistant. In ten colors and textures. Dot-to-Dot Tagina The system is based on three-dimensional ceramic modules that function as pixels when mounted to an exterior facade. Consulting with the manufacturer, designers can create their own limited edition glazed porcelain tiles for ventilated facades or other architectural coverings. Benchmark Kingspan A single package system that combines the energy efficiency of IMPs with a proprietary carrier panel system that accommodates many cladding options, including aluminum composite material, metal composite material, ceramic granite, thin brick, plate, high pressure laminate, and ceramic tile. Renewall Lamboo Laminated bamboo elements are up to 20 percent more stable than hardwoods, while milling, sanding, and finishing using conventional machinery. Its naturally occurring silica content resists insects and fungal agents. LEED eligible. Hashtag Cambridge Architectural In panels up to 96 inches wide, the flattened surface area of this rigid stainless steel mesh boosts reflectivity. Produced from 100 percent recycled materials, it is LEED eligible. Lea Lab Lea Ceramiche Architects can create their own custom cladding imagery on ultra-thin, oversized ceramic panels using the Lea Lab digital printing technology. Upload high-resolution files, specify the panel size, and the manufacturing process is initiated. Baltic GKD Metal Fabrics With a range of visible light transmittance from .28 to .42 and a solar gain coefficient of between .20 and .29, this metal fabric makes an effective sunshade.