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Royal Flooring at Heritage Park

11801 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50323

Participant Information:
Company Name: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Contact Name: Kevin Zadow
603 N. Van Gordon Ave.
Graettinger, IA  51342
Phone:(712) 859-3219
Email: kzadow@epsbuildings.com
Website: www.epsbuildings.com

Category:  Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings over 10,000 sq. ft.

Project Information:
Project Name: Royal Flooring at Heritage Park
11801 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA 50323

Date completed: February 2020

Total cost of project: $7,100,000
Dimensions of building:

1st floor - 25,600 sq.ft.
2nd Floor - 5,250 sq.ft.

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 30,850 sq. ft.

Built by:
Company Name: Blue Ribbon Builders Contact
Name: Isaac Tessmer
Address: PO Box 486
Earlham, IA 50072
Phone: 800-680-4670

Panels Manufactured by: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

Designed by:
Company Name: SB&A Architects LLC
Contact Name: Mike T. Stott, AIA
1421 S. Bell Avenue, Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 232-8447

Describe the end use of the building:
Multi-three tenant space: Main anchor tenant #1, Royal Flooring, a retailer of flooring, kitchen, cabinets and appliances. Adjacent tenant #2, Osteo StrongTM, physical therapy. Adjacent tenant #3, Protein House DSM, restaurant.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Isaac Tessmer, Blue Ribbon Builders: "The use of SIPs provided thermal efficiency with a cost affective structure which was was attractive to the owner in reducing overall costs of the project while lessoning future energy consumptions".
Mike Stott, AIA, SB&A Architects LLC: "The thermal properties of SIPs was very appealing to the building owner. The use of SIPs provided significant cost savings over a conventional steel structure. Using SIPs also gave the design team more flexibility in the use of exterior finish materials.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 8-1/4": 7/16"OSB / 7-3/8" EPS Foam-1# / 7/16" OSB
SIP roof thickness and core material: 10-1/4": 7/16"OSB / 9-3/8" EPS Foam-1# / 7/16" OSB
Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
1.)SIPs eliminated time and labor need for multiple application of framing, insulating, and sheathing.
2.)As a winter build, significant less time to enclose the building and significant less LP gas for temporary heat, reduced winter construction cost compared to a more conventional build.
3.) The OSB exterior skin allowed the design team to utilize a number of different materials, such as a thin brick system, and a cement board panel system. Pre-cast concrete had been the original design and would have limited the exterior finish choices.
4.)SIPs roof panels eliminated the need for a multiple layer roof system. A fully adhered system was applied directly to the SIPs roof deck.
5.)Overall, the use of SIPs dramatically enhanced the thermal efficiency of the building. Thermal

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
The innovative design, multi-tenant nature of the building, as well as the energy and aesthetic requirements of the commercial development in which the building is located, seemed to beg for conventional commercial construction. However, pushing SIPs to its limit with vertical height, utilizing its structural properties to span sections of the roof, and the flexibility that it afforded to the designers, made it the perfect solution to this signature building located off a main interstate highway (I-80 / I-35) in Des Moines, IA.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
Natural gas forced air, zone system, large ceiling fans in clerestory areas to promote even thermal distribution.

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:
Two inch 25psi rigid insulation used at building foundation perimeter with a R-value of 10.

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
High efficiency LED lighting used throughout the project (inside the building and site-lighting).

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.:
All interior paint low-VOC by PPG.

Any additional comments on the project:
This project was a perfect example of a combination using structural steel sub-frame where needed (owners wanted that "Industrial" look ) and necessary (engineering structural capacity) and SIPs.
During the design phase, Energy Panel Systems, Inc.'s P.E. structural engineer worked closely with the SB&A Architects LLC design team and Blue Ribbon Builders team, to make this a truely standout project to have been involved with.
Getting involved early in the design phase and working together helped the whole build process run smooth!
Energy Panel Structures, Inc., supplied the P.E. stamped structrual engineered plans and materials; including the steel sub-frame, SIPs, roof trusses, floor trusses, LVL's, and all other wood framing materials.


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Builder Information

Blue Ribbon Builders Contact
Isaac TessmerPO Box 486
Earlham, IA 50072

Phone: 800-680-4670

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures, Inc..

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