Roof Insulation Case Studies

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Case Studies

A NEW STAGE IS SET FOR NEW ORLEANS’ NEXT CULTURAL REVOLUTION

By Dennis Claypoole New Orleans, a city whose cultural and multilingual heritage is as diverse as America itself, has long been identified throughout its rich and vibrant history by the many characteristics and iconic imagery that is immediately called to mind upon the very mention of its name. Among the more recognizable are the birthplace of Jazz, Home of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, Cajun cooking, elegant architecture (as demonstrated in the French Quarter), and even its major sports franchis...

Crowning Achievement: An environmentally sound roofing system tops an environmentally

Remember the old saying, "actions speak louder than words"?  When it comes to environmentally friendly building design and construction, the Midwest Center for Green Technology makes a statement strong enough to be heard around the world. Developed by the city of Chicago as part of its seven-year-old brownfield redevelopment effort, the Midwest Center is a model of sustainable renovation. The 28,000 square foot center occupies a former manufacturing building that was once...

Atlas Roofing Contributes to Crowning Achievement at Chicago's Historic Biograph Theater

Chicago's old Biograph Theater has seen its share of drama, including the real life kind. It was in front of the Biograph thatthe FBI gunned down gangster John Dillinger on July 22, 1934. Over seventy years later, the historic movie house is about to create new drama, this time as ahome for live theater. The Biograph will soon be the new performance space for Victory Gardens Theater, a small venuewith a big reputation. The larger Biograph will provide greater versatility and ac...

Innovative Roofing System Keeps New Terminal Roof High and Dry

In 1999, Phoenix International Sky Harbor Airport completed a much-needed expansion to Barry M. Goldwater Terminal 4. Named in honor of Arizona’s longtime U.S. Senator, the 2.4-million-square-foot terminal contains a concourse with 12 gates and the capacity to add two more in the future.  An adjacent four-level, 3,400-space parking structure provides easy access to the terminal, ensuring that the airport will continue to meet the transportation needs of the fast-grow...

A New Tradition Rises In The Heart Of The Old Dominion

Metropolitan Richmond, VA, consistently ranks among the nation's best places to live and visit, and for good reason. Here, the down-home hospitality traditions of the Old South meld with the high-tech dynamism of the 21st Century, creating an environment that is at once cordial and innovative.  The latest example of this unique synergy is the new Greater Richmond Convention Center, currently under construction in the capital city’s downtown. The flexible 625,000 squ...

Steelcase North America uses ACUltra Technology to cover 650,000 square feet of roof space.

Most building owners would agree: when it comes to the design and engineering of a building envelope, the roofing system is a critical component. For Steelcase North America, a manufacturer of office/space systems, the roof on their new manufacturing plant in Dutton, Michigan, is a VERY big component. Covering 650,000 square feet of roof space, the Steelcase plant was a design/build project that specified a roofing system that could allow some heat to escape in order for the bu...

Contractor’s Prayers Answered On New Atlanta Church

Project Size: 68,000 Square Feet When the congregation of Atlanta’s Church of the Apostles soon looks upwards for Heavenly inspiration and to give thanks for the completion of their impressive new sanctuary, very few will be giving any thought whatsoever to the unique roofing system that meets their glance.  However, one member may give it a moment of reflection.  Ed Van Winkle III, owner of Van Winkle & Company, the General Contractor selected to construct...

It`s a Jungle Out There

The Virginia Zoological Park in Norfolk, VA, is a world-class exposition, housing over 350 animals representing more than 110 species in an educational, conservational and respectful setting. The Zoo's mission statement ("...to ensure that The Virginia Zoological Park thrives as a superior zoological institution, reaching its fullest potential to serve people, animals and the environment") was a factor for developers when the Zoo expanded, building a new Education/Entry Complex...

A Soaring Structure

Back in January of 1990, the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents recommended that a new site near Washington’s Dulles Airport be developed to construct a new showplace for their growing collection of aviation and space artifacts. The current facility, the well-known National Air & Space Museum in Washington, displays only about 10 percent of the growing collection. The new complex sits on a 177-acre site and includes a futuristic 760,057 square-foot buil...

IKEA Promotes Environmental Responsibility

The international furniture giant, The IKEA Group, sells approximately 11,000 different items in each of their stores. With a growing total of 178 stores in 31 countries, each location is filled with a variety of colors. However, the IKEA corporate philosophy can be best described by just one color -- “green.” Most of the furniture sold inside an IKEA store is made from recyclable, biodegradable and easily renewable wood sources that are harvested from non-environm...

Atlas Insulation Protects Declaration of Independence

An original copy of The Declaration of Independence, rare books and maps illuminating history are preserved in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia’s American History Institute and Special Collections Library. This state-of-the-art, $26 million building includes 300,000 rare books, 12 million manuscripts, 4,000 maps and thousands of photographs. Some 60,000 square feet were built underground to preserve the Special Collections Library. The above-ground 11,000 s...