S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

The Project

After decades of having endured an inefficient HVAC system, cramped study spaces, and the absence of useful meeting, office, and classroom facilities, the College can now provide its students, faculty, staff, and guests the most accessible and sustainable facility possible.

Multiple sustainable strategies were included in the building’s design and construction to achieve LEED Platinum certification. Kingspan products were used to enhance the exterior envelope, in terms of design, weather-proofing and exterior insulation.

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
KarrierPanel & Designwall 2000

With the adoption of the 2012 IBC code on continuous exterior insulation, designers are trying to find ways to simplify the new exterior wall requirements. The KarrierPanel system meets those needs.

Brandt Strong - Estimator, LCG Facades


Savings and Sustainability

Kingspan products played their part in achieving the goals, as part of an exterior envelope cladding system designed to provide the building’s primary weather barrier and exterior insulation. Many various cladding elements were hung on 50,000 sq. ft. of KarrierPanels alongside of 22,500 sq. ft. of Kingspan Designwall 2000. KarrierRail attaches to the KarrierPanel, providing a stable and secure support that safely transmits positive loads from multiple facades to the structural supports behind the insulated panels.


A Cutting-Edge Facility

The result is a cutting-edge facility that will meet the University’s needs for decades to come. It was designed to meet the University’s ambitious goal for all new buildings to achieve a 40% net reduction in energy costs. By meeting these goals this building should be eligible for LEED Platinum status, which would make it among the first LEED Platinum law school buildings in the country.

Products used on this project


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