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With the cost and tight schedules of todays construction, many designers are beginning to consider the use of insulated panels versus simple brick, block & mortar, tilt-up, or pre-engineered metal building construction. 

The reason behind this move is simple.

Speed of construction: On a recently completed 450,000 SF multi temperature food distribution center that used insulated panels for all walls, the construction time savings were in excess of 45 days.

Cost: In most markets, insulated panels and all necessary parts associated with their construction will cost less than conventional construction. If supported by storage rack in lieu of a steel superstructure, it can be considered a rack supported building and depreciated as equipment resulting in improved cash flow.

Ease of expansion: Rather than building knock out panels or removing a block wall, these panels are simply relocated. Little is wasted and once again the speed with which the task can be completed is much less than conventional construction. 

Housekeeping: Housekeeping is a necessary cost for those operations that require a clean environment. Anything that can be designed into the facility to minimize the time needed for housekeeping offers a direct payback. Utilizing insulated panels in lieu of conventional wall construction facilitates the cleaning process. 

Temperature control in hot climates: Most dry warehouses/distribution facilities are either minimally cooled or not cooled at all. Using insulated panels in place of conventional wall construction offers a far superior insulating factor or R Value. As an example, our 4 panels offer an R Value of 32 while conventional block has an R value of 1.11 and brick an R value of .80. 

Temperature control in cool climates: Insulated panels offer a uniform insulation around the entire facility. In pre-engineered metal buildings, the insulation is compressed by the superstructure thereby minimizing any insulation factor. Using insulated panels, you get full insulation over all walls and roof systems resulting in a higher overall R value.

 

Consider the use of insulated panels for all building needs. We can design the facility using panels to fit your need, schedule, and budget.


 


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