Peter Protzmann, IDSA:

"We consider the Agriboard compressed agricultural fiber panel (CAFP) product a marvelous tool for the design of the structures for many of our projects. It simplifies the structural design and allows the reduction of the number of trades and suppliers on the job. By this simplification we have been able to save weeks from the schedule, freed the plenum space for duct work and electrical/data distribution and deliver a shell that is insulated, air tight and quiet. For us, it simplifies the sometime endless coordination and shop drawing reviews over those of traditional structures.

In high wind load zones and seismic areas the product allows less detailing and calculations to meet the structural demands. Because of the fire rating of the panels, less material and concerns of fire proofing is eliminated. In the interior fit-out, we are able to wall mount furniture and equipment without the necessity of blocking or plywood.

For our clients, whether a single occupant or a multi-tenant building, the long term energy savings and the sustainable material is a huge benefit in tax credit, LEED certification and the speed to market."


Peter Protzmann, IDSA
Associate Principal
The Samuel Group Architects
thesamuelgroup.net


Scott R. Armstrong, P. E.:

"Agriboard panels have unmatched strength in the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) industry.
  Available in lengths up to 24 feet, they can be utilized as self-supporting wall, roof and floor panels.  If columns and beams are required to provide additional supports for the panels, they are far fewer in number than in conventional structures.  The panels are joined together with a system that transfers forces across the panel joints, creating incredibly sound building structures. 


Agriboard engineers each panel for the span and loading conditions required by the project design team.  The panels can support concentrated loads (such as roof-top mechanical equipment), and can be customized for unique profiles.  In addition, the panels can accommodate large openings, such as windows and roof hatches. 

Overall, Agriboard panels are a very effective structural system for numerous building types."

Scott R. Armstrong, P. E.
Partner
Armstrong-Douglass Partners, LLC
www.armstrong-douglass.com