King County International Airport

The Project

King County International Airport averages 200,000 takeoffs and landings per year and this small regional airport boasts servicing some of the world’s most important travelers and aircraft. A project at the airport included the need for a 32,000-square-foot hangar and a 12,000-square-foot support building. Kingspan Micro-Rib insulated metal panels’ (IMPs) performance and specifications met stringent technical specifications for the hangar. There was also a desire to attain LEED Certification and, as they contain recycled materials, the Micro-Rib IMPs played their part in this too.


Seattle, Washington, USA
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Kristi Guoy - Project Manager, Northshore Sheet Metal, Inc.


An Exciting New Look Takes Off

The look of the hangar invokes a feeling of professionalism with a pop of ‘wow’. The panels’ highly attractive linear appearance complements the structure’s aesthetics and detailed artistic touches. The design involved three different sized panels per wall to create a unique visual effect. The combination of Kingspan IMPs and recycled wood for the building’s exterior creates an executive atmosphere before even entering the building.


One Step to Better Value

Northshore Sheet Metal also appreciated the faster installation time and cost-savings, noting that installing the metal panels and the insulation in one step saves time and money. Kingspan’s product performance ratings for fire, structural and other performance indicators made these IMPs well suited to meet industry regulations. The panels’ R-value of 7.2 per inch gave the building envelope a total R-value of 21.6, helping the facility towards meeting a goal of LEED Silver Certification.

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