Sasaki collaborated closely with Kingspan, Hopkins, Arup, Consigli, and Total Wall to design, prototype, test and successfully install a custom QuadCore insulated panel connection system for the building envelope at Colby College’s Harold Alfond Recreation and Athletics Centre.
QuadCore is thin, lightweight and thermally efficient, which can lead to carbon savings in transport and building structures in certain applications.
The high-performance connection system captures the top and bottom of each insulated panel along the facade, which greatly reduced the number of envelope penetrations as well as the amount of secondary steel required for lateral support.
In fact, the use of QuadCore insulated panels at Colby College enabled the elimination of 22.7 tonnes of steel support girts. Utilisation of insulated panel’s inherent structural capacity coupled with the reduction in steel structure, significantly lowered the associated embodied carbon.