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PROJECT

exteriors

Art Museum Expansion T
Is A Wrap

Thermafiber provides solutions
at San Francisco MOMA.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) underwent three years of construction to
make it the largest modern and contemporary art museum in America.

he San Francisco Museum of Modern

chosen using Thermafiber FireSpan and Ther-

Art (SFMOMA) reopened in May

mafiber Safing to help achieve outstanding fire

2016 following three years of construc-

protection in compliance with building-code

tion to make it the largest modern and contemporary art museum in America.

Circle 7 on the
Reader Service Card.

See more Owens
Corning products.

The expansion project team, led by Norwe-

insulation was specified in the open-joint façade
to provide energy-saving continuous insulation

ta.com), assembled a multi-disciplinary roster of

with critical fire-resistive characteristics. Ther-

composites companies, architects, and general

mafiber RainBarrier 45, in rainscreen and

contractors to meet ambitious sustainability,

cavity-wall construction applications, further

performance, and design goals.

helped the building breathe without sacrificing

Owens Corning's (Toledo, OH, owenscorn-

R-value. R-value is critical when managing interi-

ing.com) building science experts joined insula-

or thermal moisture levels needed to protect the

tion contractors Canyon Insulation, Livermore,

art displayed in the galleries.

CA, and Res-Com Insulation, Inc., Hayward,

With the 225,000-sq.-ft. addition, the

CA, and Kreysler & Associates, American Can-

Snøhetta design team strived to create seamless

yon, CA (kreysler.com), custom fabricators, to

integration between the interior and exterior

consult on the project.

spaces of the new and original brick-wrapped

The Owens Corning team focused on Ther-

Mario Botta building. A chief challenge for the

mafiber mineral-wool insulation solutions need-

interior design was addressing the highly sensi-

ed to address fire containment, acoustical and

tive temperature and humidity levels necessary

thermal control, and energy conservation in the

to preserve works of art showcased in the muse-

exterior façade, interior walls, and mechanical

um. Given the additional energy usage typically

HVAC systems. The collaboration led to the use

required to maintain this balance, the team

of four solutions, including the company's Ther-

needed solutions that would keep the project on

mafiber RainBarrier 45, Thermafiber FireSpan

track to meet the sustainability and ener-

90, Thermafiber Safing, and Thermafiber Vers-

gy-efficient goals for the building and meet the

aBoard 60.

U.S. Green Building LEED Gold standard.

The first step in creating the building enclo-

Working closely with Res-Com Insulation

sure was proving that the proposed fire-resistant

Inc., the Owens Corning team recommended

panels (FRP) could pass the stringent NFPA 285

Thermafiber mineral-wool insulation product

(National Fire Protection Association, Quincy,

solutions to help maximize the building's

MA, nfpa.org) test requirements. Previously,

efficiency across thermal, acoustical, and me-

FRP cladding had not passed the NFPA 285

chanical systems. Thermafiber VersaBoard 60

standard fire-test method for evaluation of fire

insulation was selected to help optimize acousti-

propagation characteristics of exterior non-load-

cal and thermal control in the exposed and un-

bearing wall assemblies and panels containing

exposed mechanical spaces as well as the pent-

combustible components.

house. Engineered to repel moisture and provide

To address this challenge, custom fabricator

a combination of fire-resistive characteristics,

Kreysler & Associates turned to Canyon Insula-

enhanced acoustical performance, thermal insu-

tion and Owens Corning experts to achieve the

lation, and energy conservation, the multi-pur-

signature facade. Together, the team devised the

pose Thermafiber VersaBoard 60 insulation sat-

ultra-lightweight solution using Thermafiber

isfied each of the strategic interior-design

fire-resistant technology to create the first-ever

priorities set forth.

Fireshield 285 FRP panel system to successfully

To further support interior fire safety, Ther-

pass the NFPA 285 fire test. (Fireshield 285 FRP

mafiber Safing insulation was also cut and in-

panel system is a trademark of Kreysler & Asso-

stalled into the top of the fire-rated wall assem-

ciates.)

blies for mechanical and electrical fire-rated

COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE

MARCH 2018

commercialarchitecturemagazine.com

penetrations.

use of FRP cladding on a multi-story building in

Thanks, in part, to the building-science inno-

North America and brings new flexibility to the

vation incorporated throughout the design, the

future of commercial design for architects," said

SFMOMA renovation has been widely heralded

William Kreysler, president, Kreysler & Associ-

as an architectural masterpiece that merges form

ates. "We are excited to have pioneered this in-

and function while achieving new standards in

novation in partnership with Owens Corning."

fire safety, durability, performance, and sustain-

A perimeter fire-containment assembly was
28

Thermafiber RainBarrier 45 mineral-wool

gian firm Snøhetta, Oslo and New York (snohet-

"This breakthrough represents the first major

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fire requirements.

ability goals. CA


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture March 2018

The Architects
Old Buildings, Creative Solutions
Maximum Space, Tight Fit
The Art of Moisture Protection
Kansas State Calls Waterproofing Audible
Art Museum Expansion Is A Wrap
Exteriors Products
Glass Railings Complement Collegiate Gothic Structure
Arches Dominate New House of Worship
Access Floors Provide Flexbility
Interiors Products
Curtainwall, Storefront Systems Protect and Enhance
Impact Windows Featured In Apartment Renovation
Windows & Doors Products
PTACs May Hold Key To Hotel Energy Efficiency And IAQ
Visibility And Security Bank On Lighting
Lighting & Electrical Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 1
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 2
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 3
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Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 5
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 7
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Old Buildings, Creative Solutions
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 9
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Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 15
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Maximum Space, Tight Fit
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Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 23
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - The Art of Moisture Protection
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 25
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Kansas State Calls Waterproofing Audible
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 27
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Art Museum Expansion Is A Wrap
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Glass Railings Complement Collegiate Gothic Structure
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 31
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Arches Dominate New House of Worship
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 35
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Access Floors Provide Flexbility
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 37
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 38
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Interiors Products
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 40
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Curtainwall, Storefront Systems Protect and Enhance
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 42
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 43
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Impact Windows Featured In Apartment Renovation
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 45
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - PTACs May Hold Key To Hotel Energy Efficiency And IAQ
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 48
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 49
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 50
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 51
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Visibility And Security Bank On Lighting
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - 54
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Index
Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Portfolio
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Commercial Architecture March 2018 - Cover4
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