IBEW 1186 Office/Hawaii Electricians Training Center

The Project

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) sought to create a facility that would serve as both a training center for electricians and union offices, and also include an outdoor space for entertainment functions, all while incorporating quality materials and good design that would also allow for future expansion.

With a growing membership of over 290, the IBEW local 1186 union needed a multi-purpose space capable of housing offices and a training facility all while having an aesthetically  pleasing look appropriate for hosting various social functions.

Kahului, Hawaii, USA
Designwall R Series, Designwall 2000 & KingZip

I particularly liked the Designwall panels for the ribbed appearance and the metallic finish.  I wanted to have the ribs of the panels wrap the corners of the building while maintaining a clean look. The main reason we used Kingspan products was due to the tight schedule, but the appearance was the real selling point.

Jeffrey Lee, Associate, Architects Hawaii Limited


Timing is Everything

BENCHMARK By Kingspan worked closely with the architect and general contractor to keep within project schedule and budget constraints. A pre-engineered structural frame was chosen to facilitate ease of installation, increasing faster build times of both roof and wall. Designwall 2000 and R-Series panels quickly cladded the walls while KingZip Standing Seam Roof panel’s mechanical seaming process saved on labor costs and ensured superior air and weather tightness.


Effortless Energy Efficiency

Speed of envelope enclosure, roof and walls, enabled work to begin on the interior of the facility. The fast build reduced labor costs and kept the expected schedule. Energy efficiency was optimized by three inch thick roof and wall panels which delivered an R-Value of 21. Kingspan’s unique joint design created excellent foam-to-foam contact, providing an unbroken thermal shield against heat transfer.

Products used on this project


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Case study PDF of IBEW Local 1186 in Kahului, Hawaii USA

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