In the fall of 2015, Rushton Sheet Metal, a contractor specializing in architectural sheet metal and wall panels, and Cities Edge Architects, a local architecture firm, began evaluating insulation products and solutions for a large hotel build in Iowa City, Iowa.
The Hilton Garden Inn, a modern 12-story high rise that will open in summer 2017, is a high-profile project due to its prime location on the University of Iowa campus as well as the distinct architecture of the new building. The insulation needed for the construction will cover 55,000 square feet. The team required an insulation solution to serve three primary performance and application objectives, including acting as a thermal, air and moisture barrier. With wall insulation solution, all of these requirements will be addressed with one single product.