Kingspan Kooltherm K12 Framing Board
By using Kingspan Kooltherm K12 Framing Board
in concrete wall applications, the developers were able to ensure thermal efficiency with minimal intrusion into workspaces.
Kooltherm K12 Framing Board is a super high-performance, fibre-free, rigid thermoset insulation featuring double-sided, low-emissivity foil for added thermal protection. This high-quality insulation material is capable of providing Total R-Values of up to RT
3.0 (heat flow out) using just a 40 mm Kooltherm thickness in concrete wall applications. This spatial efficiency means wall profiles in the ABC Brisbane building are far less bulky than walls lined with conventional insulation products.
In addition, the rigid fabrication means panels were able to be installed as continuous linings, free from the thermal breaks that characterise traditional soft insulation materials positioned between timber or steel framing. Rigid Kooltherm K12 panels also remove the dangers of sagging, slumping, displacement or deterioration that are bugbears of soft insulation products.
Continuous Kooltherm K12 panels, therefore, reduce energy wastage, minimise the workloads of air-conditioning and heating units, and help to stabilise temperature fluctuations.
Each of these outcomes assists with the overall charter of the building to create a safe, efficient, healthy and pleasurable workplace. In combination with visually discreet fixed and operable facade shade systems, as well as carefully arranged timber blinds, the building – which will also be home to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra – commands a close functional connectedness with the outside world while safeguarding its engineering integrity. This connectedness includes aesthetic harmony with other nearby cultural institutions such as Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Kooltherm K12 Framing Board can be used in a variety of applications and is easily cut to size to suit asymmetrical applications. In addition to concrete walls, it can be used with masonry block walls, brick veneer walls, steel-framed walls and timber-framed walls.