General Contractor: Cotter Ryan Construction, Longwood, FL
Insulation Contractor: C Q Insulation, Tampa, FL
Product Application: VR Plus Shield™Hi-Perm [20,000sf facility]
Completion Date: August 2010
Achieving the highest R-Value and lowest cost masonry wall insulation, using 1-5/8” metal
Longwood based Cotter Ryan Construction is committed to sustainable design and the green building including accreditation with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-AP and was contracted to build a $4 million surgery center and medical office building in Tavares, FL.
During the bidding process, they asked the insulation contractor - CQ Insulation of Tampa, to submit Fi-Foil’s VR Plus Shield™ Hi-Perm reflective insulation as a replacement for the foam board insulation specified. Fi-Foil’s solution was less than half the cost of foam board and will achieve an R-7.0 over the 1-5/8” furred cavity.
The Hi-Perm or perforated version was selected to which allow vapor transmission, which is recommended by current building science for hot-humid climate.