CertainTeed brand ceiling and exterior sheathing products are lending a hand in sustainability, acoustic control and aesthetic appeal to the recently opened Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, N.J.
Operated by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the
hospital is a 450,000 square-foot, 450-bed, state-of-the art facility that
includes a treatment mall with more than 21 activity rooms and a large
auditorium. Its campus also features residential cottages that will accommodate
up to 60 additional patients. It replaces five aging psychiatric treatment
buildings and the original Greystone hospital building that was built in 1876.
Greystone was designed by Philadelphia-based architectural
corporation Vitetta with project construction managed by Torcon Inc. of Red
Bank, N.J. It features 450,000 square feet of CertainTeed GlasRoc Exterior
Sheathing on the building installed by contractor Sloan & Company of
West Caldwell, N.J. Sloan will also installed 400,000 square feet
of CertainTeed Ecophon Focus DG and Cashmere ceiling panels.
“GlasRoc Sheathing’s durability, water, and fire resistance
offers the protection needed to provide a more sustainable, longer life for the
facility,” said Ed Maloney, product manager of CertainTeed Gypsum.
According to Sloan & Company, the CertainTeed ceiling
panels and sheathing were easy to work with and the project turned out well.
“Everything went together very well with the CertainTeed
ceiling panels and sheathing,” said John Hawken,
project manager for Sloan & Company. “The products were easy to cut and
handle, and everything was delivered on time.”
Both CertainTeed Ceilings and gypsum products incorporate
one of the highest concentrations of recycled content and are recyclable at the
end of their life cycles. They also help building professionals qualify toward
credits for LEED through the U.S. Green Building Council.
CertainTeed Products Featured in New Psychiatric Hospital
October 27, 2008