Compressed agricultural fiber panels (CAFP) save construction time and offer many LEED advantages
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Project: Bank of America - Frisco, TX.
Goals and Objectives: Produce a structure that is competitive with conventional construction while affording other advantages inherent with the compressed agricultural fiber panels (CAFP): speed, simplification of trades, low construction waste and LEED advantage.
Results: Speed and efficiency goals were met. Four weeks of construction time was saved in the structural phase of the project.
Multiple LEED advantages were captured, including:
- CAFP panels have negative carbon footprint
- Insulation values exceeded bank certification requirements
- Additional points available for innovation, education and use of re-cycled materials
In addition, the assembled structure is safer due to its 2 1/2 hour fire rating, mold/mildew resistance of the fiber panels, and hurricane wind and seismic event qualification.
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