McCoy thermal insulation

K-13 Helps to Preserve a Community Treasure


K-13 was utilized for the Andre McCoy Gymnasium in New Bedford, MA

The historic Andre McCoy Gymnasium in New Bedford, MA was nearly destroyed by a fire. For years the facility remained empty in state of disrepair, until a multi-year initiative by the community of New Bedford led to the successful salvage, and complete renovation by Bargman Hendrie & Archetype.

To transform the space into a multipurpose recreation center, while preserving the buildings historic character, product selection was key. As most of the surfaces in the gymnasium consist of hard reflective materials, acoustical treatment was also essential.

For this reason, an application of K-13 Tan was selected, and applied to the wood, chapel ceiling. The application of K-13 absorbs echo, reverberation and excessive noise, and compliments the dark brown framing timbers. In addition to acoustic performance, K-13 also provides Thermal Value to increase energy efficiency.

K-13 is applied to virtually any properly prepared surface configuration of wood, steel, concrete, glass and other common construction surfaces. K-13 serves as an exposed finish requiring no additional coatings or materials. K-13 is class 1 rated per ASTM E 84 UL 723, rated and approved by Factory Mutual for use in Categories I-V.