Check out the June 2012 issue of Commercial Building Products for a complete profile of the Little Big Horn College Health and Wellness Center in Crow Agency, Montana.
Architectural firm BNIM Architects designed the 35,000 sq. ft. building to meet LEED Platinum standards with the aid of structural insulated panels from Premier SIPs. SIPs helped meet several key design challenges, such as reaching the rigorous LEED Platinum energy efficiency standards in a cold Montana climate where temperatures average 4 degrees F in the winter months.
Complicating the design was the building’s sizable gymnasium that required tall walls and large roof spans. Jumbo 8-foot by 24-foot SIPs helped limit the number of structural supports and allowed builders to enclose space quickly—the article estimates that SIPs shaved 15 to 20 percent off the construction schedule.
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