International Cellulose Corporation http://www.spray-on.com The Manufacturers of K-13 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:50:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 SonaKrete Acoustical Finish helps to revive the historic Highland Park Town Hall http://www.spray-on.com/sonakrete-acoustical-finish-helps-to-revive-the-historic-highland-park-town-hall/ http://www.spray-on.com/sonakrete-acoustical-finish-helps-to-revive-the-historic-highland-park-town-hall/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:50:10 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2758 SonaKrete Premium Acoustical Finish enhances the Spanish Colonial Revival Style design at the historic Highland Park Town Hall and DPS Office. Originally built in 1924, Highland Park Town Hall recently underwent a major Renovation and Restoration project by RPGA Design Group Inc. Prior to this project, the Town Hall had received numerous renovation projects throughout the years, resulting in a complex campus which lacked connectivity between departments, and was difficult for residents to access. [...]]]> Highland Park Town Hall Features SonaKrete Premium Acoustic Finish

Highland Park Town Hall Features SonaKrete Premium Acoustic Finish

SonaKrete Premium Acoustical Finish enhances the Spanish Colonial Revival Style design at the historic Highland Park Town Hall and DPS Office. Originally built in 1924, Highland Park Town Hall recently underwent a major Renovation and Restoration project by RPGA Design Group Inc.
Prior to this project, the Town Hall had received numerous renovation projects throughout the years, resulting in a complex campus which lacked connectivity between departments, and was difficult for residents to access.  These issues were addressed with a major renovation and restoration project by RPGA Design Group, which added 15,000 square feet; to accommodate extra office space, a third floor, basement, technology upgrades and more. In order to maintain its traditional elegance and branding, the RPGA Design Team skillfully applied their vast knowledge and expertise to delicately restore and preserve the Town Hall’s original features, including its iconic domed tower, and Spanish Colonial Revival Design features.

Highland Park Town Hall/ DPS | Interior Stairwell

Highland Park Town Hall/ DPS | Interior Stairwell

Typical of Spanish Colonial Revival Style design, the original interior consisted of virtually all-hard surfaces. This created an acoustical challenge as hard surfaces reflect sounds degrading speech intelligibility and decreasing productivity. To address this challenge without compromising the design objective, the RPGA Design team selected SonaKrete Premium Acoustical Finish for the ceilings of the public corridors and council chambers. SonaKrete absorbs sounds rather than reflecting them; improving speech intelligibility and enhancing ambient sound quality. SonaKrete is spray-applied and hand troweled with each pass to compress the product producing a plaster like finish complementary of the historic Town Hall. In addition to acoustic performance, the application provides light reflectivity and helps highlight the stunning craftsmanship and ornate details. This project has ensured that the Highland Park Town Hall will remain a functional part of the community for many more years to come.

Highland Park Town Hall/ DPS | Main Corridor | SonaKrete White

Highland Park Town Hall/ DPS – Main Corridor-  SonaKrete White

Highland Park Town Hall/ DPS- SonaKrete White

Highland Park Town Hall/ DPS- SonaKrete White

 

 

“The resulting aesthetic is very close to a “plaster look” and provided a finish very much in keeping with the Spanish Colonial Revival feel.”
-Robert P. Garza, Principal, RPGA Design Group Inc.

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K-13 and Protek-13 make a Dynamic Duo at BBVA Compass Stadium http://www.spray-on.com/k-13-protek-13-make-a-dynamic-duo-at-bbva-compass-stadium/ http://www.spray-on.com/k-13-protek-13-make-a-dynamic-duo-at-bbva-compass-stadium/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:51:10 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2723 K-13 and Protek-13, a dynamic duo that provides Thermal Performance and Durability.  BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX is the home of the Houston Dynamos MLS Team. The LEED Silver Certified Stadium was designed by Populous Architects- an internationally acclaimed firm, specializing in Stadium Design. The Stadium features a unique, tessellated exterior, vibrant graphics and bright pops of orange- the Houston Dynamo’s team color. Used to control energy loss from escaping between the conditioned suites [...]]]>
K-13 & Protek-13

K-13 Light Gray & Protek-13- BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, TX

BBVA Compass Stadium features K-13 and Protek-13, a dynamic duo that provides Thermal Performance and Durability. 

BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX is the home of the Houston Dynamos MLS Team. The LEED Silver Certified Stadium was designed by Populous Architects- an internationally acclaimed firm, specializing in Stadium Design. The Stadium features a unique, tessellated exterior, vibrant graphics and bright pops of orange- the Houston Dynamo’s team color.

Used to control energy loss from escaping between the conditioned suites above the open-air concourses, 2″ of K-13 Light Gray was spray-applied directly to the ribbed metal decking. Protek-13, tinted Light Gray to match was then applied over K-13, forming an abuse resistant, easy to maintain, protective coating in this high traffic area. Protek-13 is a spray-applied, water based, vinyl acrylic emulsion, containing interlocking fibers, which form a durable, resilient surface. Protek-13 protects K-13 from physical abuse, airborne contaminants- such as fumes, grease, and dirt, and can be brushed, blown or rinsed allowing it to maintain its appearance for years to come.

BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

An additional application of K-13 in Black was used inside the Stadium’s Presidents Club. The application of K-13 controls echo, reverberation and excessive sound, which would have otherwise been prevalent in this type of space. K-13 enhances ambient sound, and speech intelligibility allowing members and guests to network and converse freely while enjoy sporting events and concerts.

K-13 Black- The President's Club- BBVA Compass Stadium

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SonaSpray “FC” in Ravishing Red at SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza http://www.spray-on.com/sonaspray-fc-in-ravishing-red-at-spin-neapolitan-pizza/ http://www.spray-on.com/sonaspray-fc-in-ravishing-red-at-spin-neapolitan-pizza/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:02:18 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2416 SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza captures the feeling of an authentic Naples Pizzeria with a modern twist. SPIN! Pizza recently opened its newest location in Prairie Village, KS. The restaurant was designed by 360 Architecture.

One design challenge was presented by the original, concrete, waffle ceiling. If left untreated, concrete, waffle ceilings create excessive noise levels and reverberation which can be very damaging for business, and harmful for employees. To address this challenge without compromising the vibrant design, SonaSpray “fc” was selected in a custom matched red. The eye-catching application absorbs the excess noise, and provides optimum acoustic control.

SPIN! Pizza, Prairie Village

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Warehouse Bar & Grille http://www.spray-on.com/warehouse-bar-and-grille/ http://www.spray-on.com/warehouse-bar-and-grille/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:47:45 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2376 Warehouse Bar & Grille K-13 gray
Warehouse Bar and Grille is a masterful fusion of an upscale eatery and neighborhood sports bar. Warehouse features an enticing menu of market fresh items and gastropub fare in a stylish and inviting environment making it the ideal place for business lunches, sporting events, happy hour, and Sunday brunch. Architect Donald Lang, of Newton, Massachusetts, designed Warehouse with edgy details including concrete flooring, industrial lighting, open ductwork, and metal accents which contribute to the restaurant’s sleek yet, contrasting atmosphere.
Warehouse Bar & Grille K-13 gray
To prevent the restaurant from sounding like a real warehouse, K-13 Gray was applied to the open truss ceiling to improve the ambient sound. K-13 absorbs echo, reverberation, and unwanted noise produced by numerous hard surfaces throughout the restaurant. In addition to acoustic performance, the application of K-13 Gray completes the industrial, bold design. K-13 adheres to virtually any substrate with the superior bond strength the industry has come to expect from International Cellulose Corporation’s products. K-13 is available in five standard colors but can be custom matched to any color for any aesthetic goal.

To download a copy of our complete Design Solution for this project, or to see any of the other exciting projects we are part of, please visit our projects page.

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Gather http://www.spray-on.com/gather/ http://www.spray-on.com/gather/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:54:50 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2356 Gather K-13 Black

Gather Restaurant K-13 BlackGather is a full-service, restaurant and bar located within District Hall in the rapidly expanding Innovation District in Boston, Massachusetts. Gather offers an inventive, New American menu made from fresh, local ingredients, in a distinct environment that serves as a refuge from the fast-paced hustle of the surrounding area.

Gather was designed by Hacin + Associates who also designed District Hall. Concrete flooring, wood tabletops, a soaring ceiling, and numerous other hard surfaces required special attention to acoustics. To meet this challenge, a 1.5” application of K-13 Black was applied to the open truss ceiling.

K-13 absorbs unwanted echo and reverberation while enhancing ambient sound. In addition to acoustic performance, K-13 Black provides a dramatic backdrop to the eye-catching, suspended panel system and endless strands of opulent pendant lights.

To download a copy of our complete Design Solution for this project, or to see any of the other exciting projects we are part of, please visit our projects page.

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K-13: Super Stadiums http://www.spray-on.com/k-13-super-stadiums/ http://www.spray-on.com/k-13-super-stadiums/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:02:45 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2280 Super Bowl XLVIII took place last night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. MetLife Stadium opened in 2010, setting new industry standards for the NFL in energy efficiency and green building initiatives. K-13 was used within MetLife Stadium to provide thermal value and acoustic control.

K-13 provides high performance properties essential to stadiums, arenas, and event centers. K-13 can be spray-applied to virtually any substrate. This includes metal decking and concrete, which are commonly found in projects of this type.

For over 40 years, K-13 has been used on many stadiums both nationally and internationally. Here are a few stadiums K-13 has been used in:

National Grand Theatre K-13 Oriole Park at Camden Yards K-13 Sun Life Stadium K-13 BBVA Compass Stadium K-13 University of Michigan K-13 Miller Park K-13 AT&T Park K-13 Heinz Field K-13 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium K-13 University of Phoenix K-13 Citizens Bank Park K-13 FedEx Field K-13 Cowboys Stadium K-13 Comiskey Park K-13 Raymond James Field K-13 DKR Memorial Stadium K-13 Lincoln Financial Field K-13

 

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Hersheypark Arena’s New Ceiling Renovation Unveiled http://www.spray-on.com/hersheypark-arena/ http://www.spray-on.com/hersheypark-arena/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:35:13 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2201 Check out this great article on how K-13 was used to dramatically improve the sound during renovation of the historic 77 year old Hersheypark Arena. This is just one step in the 3 million dollar commitment from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. to preserve the legendary park built in 1936. Application of Beige K-13 replaced the original cork ceiling tiles as the follow up on the exterior roof renovation that occurred last year. Plans for additional upgrades are in the [...]]]> Copyright 2008 Eric Beato

Photo courtesy of Eric Beato, Copyright 2008

Check out this great article on how K-13 was used to dramatically improve the sound during renovation of the historic 77 year old Hersheypark Arena.

This is just one step in the 3 million dollar commitment from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. to preserve the legendary park built in 1936. Application of Beige K-13 replaced the original cork ceiling tiles as the follow up on the exterior roof renovation that occurred last year. Plans for additional upgrades are in the works to continue with the preservation of this enduring part of New England’s History.

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Boston University East Campus Center http://www.spray-on.com/boston-university-east-campus-center/ http://www.spray-on.com/boston-university-east-campus-center/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:38:06 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2095 SonaKrete enhances the educational environment at Boston University’s East Campus Center for Student Services, which was designed by Bruner/ Cott & Associates, and is LEED Gold certified. SonaKrete Premium Acoustic Finish controls acoustics within this spectacular student center designed by Bruner/ Cott & Associates. The ¾” application of SonaKrete provides a Noise Reduction Coefficient of .75 in an area which would have otherwise been prone to echo and reverberation. SonaKrete was selected in White, which provides high GE [...]]]> Boston university East Campus Center

SonaKrete enhances the educational environment at Boston University’s East Campus Center for Student Services, which was designed by Bruner/ Cott & Associates, and is LEED Gold certified.

SonaKrete Premium Acoustic Finish controls acoustics within this spectacular student center designed by Bruner/ Cott & Associates. The ¾” application of SonaKrete provides a Noise Reduction Coefficient of .75 in an area which would have otherwise been prone to echo and reverberation. SonaKrete was selected in White, which provides high GE light reflectivity. This feature was utilized towards the Center’s high efficiency lighting plan. SonaKrete is a low emitting, environmentally friendly product that is manufactured in the US from 80% recycled content.

Additional sustainable measures at the Center include: a green roof on the 3rd floor, a ground and storm water retention system, low-emitting materials, day lighting & occupancy controls, full building recycling program, a consolidated refrigeration system, and more.

Check out the installer’s Project Profile to learn more.

 

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Receives LEED Gold Certification http://www.spray-on.com/cambridge-rindge-latin-school-receives-leed-gold-certification/ http://www.spray-on.com/cambridge-rindge-latin-school-receives-leed-gold-certification/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:39:42 +0000 http://www.spray-on.com/?p=2115 Cambridge Rindge & Latin School received LEED Gold Certification after a series of retrofit/renovation projects by HMFH Architects, which took place over the last few years. Through these renovations, the school was able to drastically reduce energy consumption, water usage, and overall operating cost; while improving the environment for students. One of the renovation projects was the school’s indoor swimming pool, which was in desperate need of repair. Prior to the renovation the pool’s untreated, concrete ceiling produced unbearable [...]]]> Cambridge Rindge & Latin SchoolCambridge Rindge & Latin School received LEED Gold Certification after a series of retrofit/renovation projects by HMFH Architects, which took place over the last few years. Through these renovations, the school was able to drastically reduce energy consumption, water usage, and overall operating cost; while improving the environment for students.

One of the renovation projects was the school’s indoor swimming pool, which was in desperate need of repair. Prior to the renovation the pool’s untreated, concrete ceiling produced unbearable echo and reverberation (in addition to being an eyesore). HMFH Architects selected a ½” application of SonaSpray “FC” in Arctic White which was spray-applied to the facilities concrete ceiling. SonaSpray “FC” transformed acoustics within the space while also providing lighting efficiency.Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

Other retrofit and renovation projects at the school included improvements to the HVAC system, installation of low-flow fixtures, rainwater collection beneath the playground, a rooftop garden, high efficient lighting/maximized day lighting, and more.

The installer provides a full review of the project’s renovation or learn more about the school’s overall transformation and view this project’s LEED Scorecard from the USGBC.

 

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The large class spent two days learning the application techniques for K-13 and SonaSpray “fc”, both, in the classroom setting and training in the field. Classes covered technique of application, as well as maintenance and repair of the equipment used. With this class, the students were provided with not only a certification but the ability and confidence to put these skills to use on the jobsite immediately.

ICC prides itself on supporting our contractors utilize our products to achieve the best results in Sound and Thermal Control and we encourage you to inquire about our certification classes.

For more information on the next Level One or the advanced Level Two class, please contact us.

Thanks to all who attended!

 

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