North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Morganton, NC


The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics saved several days on their project schedule by installing ArmorWall BG and ArmorWall VP.

Summary:  Thanks to a forward-thinking architecture firm and project team, this building was the first to specify ArmorWall Structural Insulated SheathingTM in its original plans!  In 2019, Duda Paine Architects LLP was looking for a building envelope solution that could be installed quickly and in many different types of weather to help clients save time and money on projects, particularly those taking place in the rainy spring season of North Carolina.  Through an educational lunch-n-learn with MaxLife’s National Sales Manager, Beau Preston, the firm’s staff was introduced to ArmorWall.  Soon after, the firm specified ArmorWall for a new project.  Through a very extensive submittal process, ArmorWall Non-Coated (NC) was first specified but was later value-engineered out in favor of ArmorWall Vapor Permeable (VP).  Doing so further reduced installation costs from the original plans as ArmorWall VP costs less than NC when a spray applied air barrier is used.  Switching to VP saved an entire trade from being added to the job, reducing trade overlap and creating less work for the general contractor.  Installer Precision Walls started with ArmorWall Below Grade (BG) around the foundation and followed up with ArmorWall Vapor Permeable (VP) on the above grade exterior walls.  The installation went so fast that the Precision Walls install team had to slow down several times!

Building Type:  Institution, new construction

Need: A long lasting building enclosure system for both below grade and above grade that could be installed in wet and rainy conditions quickly.

Solution: Roughly 75,000 sf of 2 ¾ ” ArmorWall Vapor Permeable (VP) and roughly 12,500 sf of Below Grade (BG) Structural Insulated SheathingTM represented by CarolinaREP

Architect: Duda Paine Architects LLP

General Contractor: Barnhill Contracting

Installer: Precision Walls