Oldcastle Architectural is expanding its masonry collection with the introduction of InsulTech™, a complete Insulated Concrete Masonry Unit (ICMU) system that offers energy efficiency and moisture management performance benefits with the assurance of standard installation, the company says. The AIA Convention will be held from June 26-28 in Chicago.
“Oldcastle continually develops innovative solutions that provide architects with the performance and aesthetic benefits they demand for their designs, while offering masons and contractors ease and efficiency on the job site,” said Ken O’Neill, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Oldcastle. “The new InsulTech ICMU system offers standards in energy efficiency, wind-load resistance and Fire Integrity™ that will present an exciting new option for architects, developers and builders alike.”
Comprised of a pre-assembled Structural Masonry Unit (SMU), molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation insert and thin veneer face, the InsulTech system is installed as a complete assembly and is fully thermally broken units. The BASF Neopor® EPS molded inserts provide a 15.2 R-value and meets the 2012 International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) for Zones 1 through 7.
Wind-load resistance is achieved by the system’s stainless steel metal anchors that form a connection between the structural block and the thin veneer face. Featuring corner units and full/half sash units, the InsulTech ICMU system offers numerous interior and exterior color and surface options for design flexibility, Oldcastle says.
“Our research and development group carefully considers design impact and trends, assuring that the textures, styles, colors and sizes of the products in our masonry collections will work well within the plans of architects and builders,” O’Neill said.
Oldcastle will showcase nearly two dozen of its products at AIA, with its booth’s walls, flooring and tables built with some of the company’s most recognizable brands. The welcome table will be built with Mega-Tandem™ to illustrate the natural look of chiseled stone in a durable concrete wall block. Trenwyth, pre-faced glazed and pre-finished ground faced concrete masonry units, and Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers, masonry units that show the classic benefits of traditional masonry while adding modern features, will be displayed on the walls along with the energy efficient EnduraMax High-Performance Wall System. The floor will feature the new Belgard® Commercial Moduline™ Series, interlocking concrete pavers with a modern look and surface smoothness that exceeds ADA requirements.