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Sunnybrook Shine Car Wash

5400 Sargeant Road
Sioux City, IA 51106

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 under 10,000 sq. ft.

Project Information:
Project Name: Sunnybrook Shine Car Wash
5400 Sargeant Road
Sioux City, IA 51106

Date completed: November 2020

Total cost of project: $2,400,000
Dimensions of building:
36' x 130' x 12'/18'
Mono-slope Car Wash  4,680 sq. ft.  
24' x 24' 1st Floor  
Office Tower - 576 sq. ft.

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 5,256 sq. ft.
Built by:
Company Name: Kunkel Construction Company
Contact Name: Mark Kunkel
28791 Marble Ave.
Hinton, IA 51024
Phone: 712-540-6382

Panels Manufactured by: Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

Designed by:
Company Name: Kunkel Construction Company and Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Contact Name: Mark Kunkel / Kevin Zadow
28791 Marble Ave.
Hinton, IA  51024
Phone: (712) 540-6382 / (712) 859-3219
Describe the end use of the building:
Express Tunnel Car Wash

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
The owner was already very familiar with the benefits of SIP construction having built multilple projects for customers over the years.
The .090 FRP laminated directly to the CCX plywood interior skin of the walls and ceiling panels gives the building superior resistance to moisture, longterm durability to impact abuse, and an easy to clean surface.
The use of SIPs provided significant cost savings over a conventional steel, concrete, or block structure normally used to construct car washes.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 8-7/8": 1/2" CDX / 7-3/8" EPS Foam-1# / 3/4" CCX-.090 FRP
SIP roof thickness and core material: Pop-Up 8-1/4": .016 Aluminum / 7-3/8" EPS Foam-1# / 3/4"CCX-.090 FRP
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.) SIPs ceiling pop-up panels with the FRP already laminated to CCX panel skin eliminated the need for any additional ceilng finish material system or any additional attic insulation.
3.) Overall, the use of SIPs dramatically enhanced the thermal efficiency of the building. Thermal shorts through the building exterior are virtually non-existent.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
Mono-slope Truss Roof System with 4' wide SIPs Pop-Up Panels fit between bottom chord of 4'o.c. roof trusses.
(2)-steel I-Beam moment frames were needed to meet the width to length ratio shear design requirements. The frames were able to be located within the utilities room, keeping the tunnel walls and ceiling clear of any obstacle hindering equipment installation. P.E. Stamped structural drawings were provided in-house by Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

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:
1-1/2 inch #1EPS Foam laminated to 29ga -G-100 Galvanized painted flat steel used as perimeter slab insulation.
Andersen 100 Series made with Fibrex. Developed by Andersen, Fibrex is a structural composite materialk that blends vinyl and wood. Fibrex saves on natural resources because it is composed of 40% reclaimed wood fibre by weight.

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:
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 moment-frame, SIPs, roof trusses, LVL's, and all other wood framing materials, Andersen 100 Series windows, Plyco service doors, ABC 29ga Painted SL-16 Standing Seam steel roofing.
Diamond Kote/LP Smartside siding.

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Builder Information

Kunkel Construction Company
Mark Kunkel28791 Marble Ave.
Hinton, IA 51024

Phone: 712-540-6382
Email: info@kunkelbuildings.com

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures, Inc..

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