Phase I, a 20,000 gross square foot Research/Education facility scheduled to open in 2007, includes research laboratories, administrative offices, information technology (IT) spaces, and building support.
Approximately 16,140 square feet of material encloses the structural steel building erected on a steel pile foundation. The exterior walls are 18' 6” high and set 6' above ground level. The enclosed stair tower extends 30' above ground level. The exterior framing is 16 gauge metal studs spaced 2' on center.
WRAPSHIELD® was selected for two key reasons: the highest permeable air barrier available and its ease of installation and durability. Mark Williams, project superintendent listed a few facts that made working with WRAPSHIELD® ideal.
WRAPSHIELD® was very easy to install with 2 men in a forklift basket.
Required the minimum amount of fasteners. Used self drilling screws with a roofing washer and spaced them 4' to 6' on center each way.
The 10' rolls worked perfectly for 2 courses for the building height.
WRAPSHIELD® was installed directly on the metal studs, with no waste, no tearing and has withstood days of rain and wind of 30 M.P.H. or greater.