Concrete Products

APR 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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50 • April 2019 www.concreteproducts.com INNOVATIONS REPORT INSULATION After years of promoting it in European construction markets, Ire- land's Kingspan Group brought the Kooltherm K20 Concrete Sandwich Board for tilt-up and precast walls to North America in 2017, citing its potential to provide higher performance in thinner cross sections than prior insulating materials. The product is available in a standard size, approximately 48 x 90 in., or custom lengths, and thicknesses of about 2 to 4 inches, netting up to 35 R-value. "The Kooltherm product line up has variations for many con- struction segments—precast, walls, roofs, floors—and there are configurations to handle different applications," says Tom Macro, a Detroit-based independent sales representative for Kingspan Insulation. The product's high R-value, environmental features, plus fire and smoke performance caught the attention of Harley, Ontario-based Stubbe's Precast warms to lean sandwich panel insulation Stubbe's Precast Commercial enlisted IBI Group of Waterloo, Ontario, to design a total precast structure for a new headquarters. The project required 840 architectural and structural pieces, fabricated at the producer's nearby Harley plant (top right, opposite page). PHOTOS: Stubbe's Precast Commercial

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