Coraopolis, PA (PRWEB) October 18, 2007
Creating cost-effective demising walls that are both energy efficient and sound dampening in industrial structures is very difficult to do, particularly since high ceiling heights make traditional framing and insulation techniques very challenging. However, thanks to an innovative technology known as the accel-ET Steel Thermal Efficient Panel (S.T.E.P.) system that combines these processes into one step, the industry now has an effective new tool for use in climate and noise control for warehouses and factories - even with ceiling heights up to 48 feet.
The accel-ET STEP system uses construction technology that takes advantage of cold formed steel framing fused with expandable polystyrene (EPS). The new technology offers excellent insulation and acoustic performance, according to Andy Claypole, president of ACCELERATEDT Building Technologies, which developed and markets the system.
"The accel-ET wall system's climate control and sound-dampening capabilities are outstanding," said Claypole. "What's more, the system makes it possible to reduce both construction costs and time schedules."
Because of these characteristics, the accel-ET STEP system is ideal for use in demising walls, such as sound-dampening walls between noisy factory operations or climate-controlled offices in factories and warehouses.
sing a proprietary production technology, the steel framing components and expandable polystyrene (EPS) are fused together to create energy efficient and strong structural insulating panels. The accel-ET system replaces traditional framing and insulation with a single, easy-to-install panel that also offers significant advantages to building owners.
For example, the superior insulating properties of expandable polystyrene produce a wall system that not only dampens sound transmission between adjoining spaces, it also provides exceptional energy efficiency.
"This combination of benefits makes the accel-ET wall system an ideal technology in many of today's most challenging applications in industrial settings " said Claypole, adding that the energy-saving advantages of the accel-E wall panel system are also an extremely important consideration.
"Because of the EPS panels' superior insulating properties, building owners can realize significant reductions in both heating and cooling costs," he said. In addition, accel-E panels are made from recycled materials and are also 100 percent recyclable.
Because of these environmentally friendly characteristics, accel-ET panels contribute points toward qualifying for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® rating system, the national benchmark for high performance green buildings.
Panels can be any height up to 48 feet. Openings can be precut for quick on-site installation, and open cavities on the panel interiors offer space for electrical and plumbing components. The simple installation process also shortens the construction cycle, and enables contractors to reduce both the size and required skill levels of their on-site construction crews.
"The accel-ET system is a fast building technology that not only offers superior acoustic performance, it also provides a stronger, more energy-efficient wall that is cost-effective to build and maintain," Claypole concluded.
ACCELLERATED Building Technologies, LLC, was formed by two leading building materials manufacturers, combining the talent, resources and knowledge of Dietrich Metal Framing and NOVA Chemicals. The company draws on NOVA Chemicals' extensive experience in expandable polystyrene (EPS) technology, and the cold-formed steel framing expertise of Dietrich Metal Framing, a Worthington Industries Company. For more information, contact Andy Claypole, president, or Jeff Peskowitz, director of marketing, at 412-490-5037; or visit the company's Web site at http://www.accbt.com.
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