There was no shortage of challenges for this Homewood Suites by Hilton, in East Point, GA. Originally designed with clay brick, the designers realized the continuous insulation requirements of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code could not easily be met. To use clay brick, while also complying with the continuous insulation requirement, the hotel’s construction budget would bust.
The solution: Install Dryvit’s AWRB (Backstop NT) to the entire building; install Dryvit’s Outsulation X System with 2” ofXnergy™ (XPS insulation board) to floors 2-6; color match Dryvit’s Custom Brick finish to match the clay brick selected on the first floor.
The architect’s decision led to project savings of $175,000, while keeping the original aesthetic design and meeting the energy code. Transitioning wasn’t an issue either, as Dryvit’s AWRB was used on the entire building.
Project Name: Homewood Suites by Hilton
Location: East Point, GA
Architect: Ponder & Ponder Architects, Norcross, GA
GC: Pinkerton & Laws, Marietta, GA
EIFS Installer: RJ Childers Contracting, Inc., Cartersville, GA
System: Dryvit Outsulation® X™
Finish: Dryvit Custom Brick™