Project Profiles

Category: Community Buildings

Vuntut National Park Centre Vuntut National Park Visitor Information and Operations Centre Insulspan® Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) System Eased Cold Weather Construction in Canada Winter construction is complicated. First of all, factor in a northerly site characterized by permafrost. Next, add an isolated location dictating all construction materials arrive via airplane. Consequently, it's easy...
YMCA Nanook House YMCA Nanook House After nearly three decades of operating in a portable Quonset hut, the YMCA Nanook House daycare center in Vancouver, British Columbia is moving into a new community building. For parents of special needs children, the Nanook House is extremely important. It provides critical childcare, meals, and family...
Kickapoo Nature Center, Oregon, IL A nature conservancy visitor center demonstrates top notch energy-efficient design Kent and Kathy Lawrence knew there was only one way to build: green. These founders of Kickapoo/Mud Creek Nature Conservancy in Oregon, IL made it a priority from day one. To wit: ensure a reduced environmental footprint for the new...
Writing on Stone Visitor Centre Insulspan® takes the LEED® [caption id="attachment_1607" align="alignright" width="300"] The building's design called for a circular building that offered panoramic views[/caption] One of Alberta’s most stunning natural settings is Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. Located in Alberta’s southeast quadrant, the park features a rich landscape of grasslands. It also boasts a wide variety...
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...
Cherokee Nation Central School, Cherokee, NC, USA School Showcases Largest SIP Project in the World Experience is a great teacher. Architect, Scott Donald, is proof. Any doubts he had about using structural insulated panels (SIPs) for a massive school construction project he designed? They're gone. This is because the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation Central School...
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Museum uses modern technology to complete authentic period building In the winter of 2009, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan (CATP) Museum undertook the renovation of an authentic “H-Hut” building. During the Second World War, the building housed Royal Canadian Air Force trainees at numerous CATP facilities throughout Canada. But this...
Insulspan Brings Museum to Life Royal Tyrrell Museum: Insulspan® Brings Museum to Life Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As part of its Legacy Fund initiative, the Alberta government wanted to give tourists the opportunity to experience archaeology in the badlands of the lower Red Deer River. It's an area full...

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