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Palace Inn & Suites

5492 Robert Trail South
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Participant information
Sarju IGH, LLC.
Michial Mularoni, AIA
2020 Wilson Ave.
St. Paul, MN   55075

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional over 10,000 sq. ft.

Project information
Palace Inn & Suites
5492 Robert Trail South
Inver Grove Heights, MN   55077

Date Completed:

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building):
62’ 3” x 178’ 7”

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space:
41,645 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)
MGM Development, LTD
Michial Mularoni, AIA, President
6191 Crackleberry Trail
Woodbury, MN   55129
Phone:  651-459-5171

Panels Manufactured By: Company Name (members only):
Extreme Panel Technologies

Designed By (if different than applicant - SIPA will only recognize members)
Mularoni & Co. Architecture, LLC.
Michial Mularoni, AIA
6191 Crackleberry Trail
Woodbury, MN   55129
Phone:  651-459-5171

Describe the end use of the building:
The building is being used as an extended stay hotel.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
The project was delayed during the design phase, before the final architectural drawings were approved, using SIPs allowed the building to be constructed quicker and helped to recuperate some of the delayed time.

SIP wall thickness and core material:
6-3/8” SIP panels with 5-5/8” core


Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
SIPs helped save time and labor on the project.  The walls were able to be built while the site was being prepared and foundation poured.  This saved us time and allow the construction crew to focus on the erection of the building rather than laying studs.  The SIPs also act as superior insulation for the rooms.  In a hospitality building located in the cold climate, it is important for temperature control and energy efficiency to keep the building isolated from the outside climate.  

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
The SIP walls are constructed in such a way that they inherently have shear wall properties and acted as such in our four-story wood building.  This helped to save on engineering as we checked properties rather than had to devise a sheer wall plan.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
Each room has their own PTAC. In the employee-only areas, there are mini-spits with central heating in the lobby.

Describe any other energy-saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U-values of windows used and the U or R-value of any insulation materials. (judged only for High Performance Category)
4” closed cell foam on the rim joists

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc. (judged only for High Performance Category):
This project featured all sustainable building finish materials such as custom metal siding, EFIS (Tarraneo), liquid vapor barrier, T.P.O. roofing, LED exterior lighting and accent lighting.  Also, incorporated underground storm water holing and filtration system.

Any additional comments on the project:
This project cam in under $80,000 per room, well under industry cost for construction.

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Builder Information

MGM Development, LTD
Michial Mularoni, AIA, President6191 Crackleberry Trail
Woodbury, MN 55129

Phone: 651-459-5171

Panels manufactured by Extreme Panel Technologies.

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