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Weaver Commons-Okoboji Summer Theatre

2001 Hwy. 71
Okoboji, IA 51355

Participant information
Energy Panel Structures, Inc.
Kevin Zadow
505 Grand Avenue
Graettinger, Iowa 51342
Phone:  (712) 859-3219
Email Address kzadow@epsbuildings.com
Website:  www.epsbuildings.com

Commercial/Industrial/Institutional Buildings under 10,000 sq. ft.

Project information
Weaver Commons-Okoboji Summer Theatre
2001 Hwy. 71
Okoboji, IA 51355

Date Completed:
June 2019

Total cost of project (exclusive of land):

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building):
70'-6 1/2" x 85'-11 1/2" with a 20' x 35' Interior Enclosed Mezzanine Deck

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space:
4,546 sq. ft.

Built By (if different than applicant)
Quail Construction
Joe Quail
4045 Highway 71
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 580-5100

Panels Manufactured By: Company Name (members only):
Energy Panel Structures, Inc.

Designed By (if different than applicant - SIPA will only recognize members)
CMBA Architects
Anna O. Harman, AIA, Leed AP
505 Grand Avenue
Spencer, IA   51301
Phone: (712) 262-3426

Describe the end use of the building:
A community space that serves as OST's(Okoboji Summer Theatre) social hub and central gathering place. The commons include a commercial kitchen, dining facilities, administrative offices, and a new rehearsal space that mimics the size of the adjacent theatre's mainstage.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Using SIP construction offered the ability to achieve the desired architectural design while maintaining the energy efficiency, long term durability, and speed of construction under a very tight build time schedule.

SIP wall thickness and core material:
8-9/16": 7/16" OSB / 7-3/8"EPS-1# / 3/4" OSB or 3/4"CCX-.016Aluminum

SIP roof thickness and core material:
10-9/16": 7/16" OSB / 9-3/8"EPS-1# / 3/4"OSB

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
SIP's provided speed of construction, energy efficiency, and a finished interior where the the design called for leaving the exposed wall and roof 3/4"OSB bare. Another big plus was the reduced winter build cost due to having the building envelope fully insulated as soon as the wall and roof panels were installed. This resulted in using 2/3 less fuel to heat than it normally would have taken during the winter build process.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
3/4" OSB was used on the interior skins to eliminate having to drywall to meet thermal requirements and allowing the finish look the owner was after.

The walk-in freezer and cooler, walls and ceiling, were designed using SIP panels with CCX skins with .016 white aluminum factory laminated. Two of the freezer and cooler walls were also part of the exterior building envelope.

Both of these design and structural elements helped reduce overall costs and keep this project within budget.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
(2)-Fujitsu-AOU9 mini-split heat pumps for the two offices. (2)-THSB60 Heat Pumps with matching air handlers

(2)-THSB48 Heat Pumps with matching air handlers (4)-15 KW Heat Strips

(4)- Honeywell TGH8321 Thermostats, economizer controllers with modulating dampers.

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)
Andersen Windows-100 Series made with Fibrex. Developed by Andersen, Fibrex is a structural composite material that blends vinyl and wood. Fibrex saves on natural resources because it is composed of 40% reclaimed wood fiber by weight.  U=.27 Awning, U=.29 Single Hung

 Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar (judged only for High Performance Category: Phoenix 55 gal. Water Heater- 95% Efficiency LED Lighting -All interior and exterior

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):
Interior paint used was Low-VOC.
LP SmartSide exterior siding: LP typically sources wood fiber from within a 50-100mile radius of their mill locations. LP uses the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), for forest management certification, and chain of custody for all of their Engineered Wood Product mills.

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Builder Information

Quail Construction
Joe Quail4045 Highway 71
Spencer, IA 51301

Phone: (712) 580-5100

Panels manufactured by Energy Panel Structures (EPS).

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