Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, New Jersey had a growing patient population and needed to expand. In the course of planning the project, the general contractor, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, was aware of the capabilities of Jersey Panel—also located in Vineland—and brought them on board early for design-assist support. As a result, more than 30,000-square-feet of exterior walls were eventually added to the Acute Care building on the medical campus in under two weeks.
To fulfill the design intent, StoPanel Classic NExT ci was chosen for the cladding. The product is a prefabricated insulated exterior wall panel system that weighs almost 90 percent less than a precast panel of the same size. The lightweight prefabricated panels are both energy efficient and durable, incorporating the thermal control layer in the insulation and the air, water, and vapor control layers in a waterproofing and air barrier. By using the continuous insulation product with its patented drainage wedge, the team was able to match the design theme of the existing one-story building with the panels, all while offering a tremendous “speed to market” benefit. Especially, since the main exterior panel installation took place during an especially harsh winter.