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SPFA AWARDS THE BOOK HOUSE COMPLEX PROJECT ON RESIDENCE SHAPED LIKE STACK OF BOOKS LOOKS TO SPF AS SOLUTION SPFA 2013 NATIONAL CONTRACTOR EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING PROJECT (SPECIALTY APPLICATION) Congratulations to Insulate SB, winner of the 2013 Annual SPFA National Contractor Excellence Award for Specialty Applications. These projects are examples of SPF’s unique performance, applicability and appeal, in this case to a residential home shaped like a stack of books. Winners of the SPFA Award must submit their project and have it judged best-in-class by a panel of construction industry leaders. THE BACKSTORY “Being inside the newly constructed and framed house felt a little bit like being in a fun-house,” said David James, President of Insulate SB based in Santa Barbara, Calif. Exterior walls in this 7,000-square-foot home were spaced David James of Insulate SB, Inc. (on right) accepts the Specialty Category award for the Book House from Clarence Tolbert of NCFI Polyurethanes. 28 SPRAYFOAM PROFESSIONAL | Summer 2013 strangely and there wasn’t a straight, vertical window in the place. That’s what you get when you build a home that looks like books stacked on a table. The property owner, an established publisher and sculptor, was looking for a structure to compliment his 500 sculptures that were spread around the property. Working with an architect, the plans were established for eight books to be stagger built upon thick double framed metal stud walls. Every window was custom-altered to fit in the spaces between the books, requiring more precision to make the seal. The thick walls and unorthodox windows created several additional challenges for the SPF crew including difficulty reaching into some of those tight spaces. The general contractor working with the owner expected sprayfoam as the solution from the beginning. However, the architect was unfamiliar with sprayfoam and specified fiberglass insulation batts as the insulation. The owner did considerable research on the benefits of http://www.naylornetwork.com/spfa/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Summer 2013

Executive Director's Corner- The Hose to Nowhere
President's Post - Feast, Famine ...& Friends!
Foam Business News
Safety First - Effect of Ventilation Rates on Applicator Exposure During SPF Application
Checklist - How to Reduce Exposures During SPF Application
Legislative Update - The Immigration Reform and Construction
Behind The Foam - Rob Tollen and George Tollen: Selling a Product They Believe In
Speaking Sensibly
2013 SPFA Contractor Awards
Ask the Expert - Perfecting Your Masking and Trimming
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers

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