One of the reasons IMPs were chosen for this hangar was speed of construction. Using IMPs eliminated the need to do temporary enclosure, which would have needed to be heated. Once the product is on site it is very easy to install the panels and almost instantly have a building enclosure.
The continuous insulation and high R-values that IMPs provide, along with the energy systems in the building, prevent a constant battle with the necessary hole in the side of the building. A four-inch panel was used and there is no other additional insulation.
Sustainability was another goal that IMPs helped with, as the building went through the LEED precertification process. Using a single product for cladding and insulation reduces a tremendous amount of waste.
For the new Alaska Airlines hangar, metal panel scraps were even used to create a parapet for the parking structure for the facility and ended up looking like it was part of the original design.
Using IMPs on a building this large also helped keep costs down by reducing the number of trades needed during construction, as well as reducing layers of operation. Immediately after installation, it was a finished assembly both inside and out.