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Codes and Standards

White paper addresses insulated metal panel specifications for roofs and walls

Pertains to provisions of the National Building Code of Canada.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | August 24, 2021
The Metal Construction Association

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The Metal Construction Association (MCA) recently released the first of several industry-standard guide specifications pertaining to insulated metal panels.

The paper is intended to aid designers working with Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) to meet the provisions of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2015 edition as well as project specifications, notes, and other contract documents. An IMP is a roof or wall cladding element consisting of two metal skins surrounding an insulating core. IMP is designed to provide a weather-resistant, vapor retarding thermal barrier suitable for use in commercial construction.

The publication includes two sections: one for IMP walls, and another for roofs. Each section details design requirements, performance requirements, approved manufacturers, installation, and more.

“These papers are an excellent resource for designers in Canada and throughout the United States,” says Andy Williams, MCA’s director of codes and standards. “If you’re working with IMP, you should absolutely read this.”

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