Camp McLean, Langley, BC, Canada

Plasti-Fab® products lead Scouts camp on path to sustainability

Camp McLean is located along the Little Campbell River outside of Langley, British Columbia. It’s one of the primary scout camps for the Scouts Canada Fraser Valley Council, servicing over 6,000 members. Of course the camp’s newest buildings follow Scouts Canada’s emphasis on environmental conservation. This means the buildings are a testament to building green with help from Plasti-Fab products.

Camp McLean’s new 2,600-square-foot machine shop used Advantage ICF System® for its foundation and above grade walls. The roof used the Insulspan® Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) System. Both building systems deliver a continuous layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation that dramatically reduces heat loss due to thermal bridging and air leakage.

“There is little waste on the construction site, and… scheduling and site coordination are big pluses.” – Barney Dohm, TECHnic Construction

“The number one reason we used SIPs and ICFs was sustainability,” said Barney Dohm, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of general contractor TECHnic Construction. “Scouting is very much about leaving no trace in the environment, so we wanted to have as small of a footprint as possible, and we wanted to reduce energy as part of sustainability.”

SIP Roof Install on Camp McLean Scout Camp Machine Shop

For this reason, the walls and roof of an adjacent 2,300-square-foot storage building use Insulspan SIPs. It also has an Advantage ICF foundation. Finally, to insulate the slab, both buildings use 2” of PlastiSpan® HD EPS insulation.

“I’m very impressed with both the Advantage ICF and Insulspan SIP systems,” said Dohm. “There is little waste on the construction site, and as far as construction is concerned, the scheduling and site coordination are big pluses.”

Insulspan’s Dave Stevenson worked with Dohm on the project. Stevenson notes the reduced energy costs allow more funds in direct support of Scouts Canada’s mission. Namely, providing values-based support for youth in the community.

“We are proud to support Scouts Canada on a project that will benefit kids in the community for many years to come,” said Stevenson.


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