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Vinyl building systems used for sports complex

Insulation properties and ease of installation were key factors in the decision to use the Royal Building System to build a 165,000 sq. ft. arena and sports facility in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto...

January 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



Insulation properties and ease of installation were key factors in the decision to use the Royal Building System to build a 165,000 sq. ft. arena and sports facility in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto, says the developer, Mentana Group Inc.

All the perimeter walls and the majority of the interior walls use the Royal Building System concrete forming technology, developed by Royal Group Technologies Ltd. (Woodbridge, Ont.). In this system, hollow vinyl components serve as formwork for concrete, and remain in place after the concrete is poured.

Tony Furiato, president of Mentana, says this method has many advantages over the conventional block construction. “We chose the Royal Building System because of its superior insulating properties, its low maintenance and durable finish, and for the ease with which it can be erected.”

Furiato also notes that the superior insulating properties mean less energy is used to maintain the ice surface and to heat the concourse.

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Most of the interior vinyl walls were left with their natural finish instead of being covered with plaster. In the kitchen and washroom areas, the vinyl finish is easy to keep clean and are impervious to insects and pests.

The Royal Building System has also been well received globally as a construction method for communications enclosures.


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