The City of Boulder requires all new construction to meet a certain level of efficiency. The larger the home, the more efficient it needs to be. Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) helped meet the city code requirements for solar energy and establish the residence as an energy-efficient, net-zero home.
This Kentucky hospital wanted to add additional floors. The weight of concrete would have only permitted a single additional floor. Decreasing the weight of the wall system made the additions lighter, making two new floors – and additional patient space – a reality. Read the
Allowable Deflection for MCM Cladding – Why L/60?
One benefit, long enjoyed by Metal Composite Material (MCM), is the ability of the panel to deflect under load and return back to flat once the load is removed. Even with this ability, there is a limit to how far MCM panels are allowed to deflect.
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