Metal Construction Association (MCA) has added webpages to its website expanding information available on Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) which includes an IMP Kit to assist architects and building designers considering insulated metal panels in their building design. The IMP Kit is available for free download and includes resources for architects and specifiers including: the Insulated Metal Panel Environmental Product Declaration executive summary and full report, a report on Controlling Air and Rainwater Using Insulated Metal Panels, a Guide to Enclosure Systems, information about Insulated Metal Panels and NFPA 285, and a Selection Guide for Insulated Metal Panels. The IMP Kit can be downloaded by filling out the online form at www.metalconstruction.org/insulated-metal-panels
“We’ve worked to develop materials that will provide architects and specifiers the tools they need when considering IMPs including details on energy-savings, cost-efficiency and design,” said Jeff Irwin MCA’s Insulated Metal Panel Funders Group executive director.
Insulated Metal Panels are composite exterior wall and roof panels with metal skins and a foam core. These panels have insulating properties, and their spanning capabilities and one-pass installation makes them efficient to install. IMPs are available in a variety of colors, widths, profiles and finishes, enabling any aesthetic desired for walls and roofs. The primary markets for IMP’S are architectural, commercial and industrial, cold storage, and insulated roofs.