Monday, January 3, 2011
During the last week of 2010, the first area of the rainscreen facade went up.
The photo shows the different stages of the assembly:
First, the vertical battens that will provide the airspace for the circulation of air behind the rainscreen are installed and shimmed as required. Then, the horizontal aluminum hat channels are installed and straightened to provide a level and true substrate for the Abet Laminati facade panels that are being put up last. We expect the rainscreen facade to significantly reduce the cooling load of the building during summer. The photo shows also the solar hot water panels on the rooftop and the aluminum garage door.