A Warm Efficient, Sustainable Medical Centre

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Rush Hospital

Rush University Medical Center is a 14 story hospital that caters to critical care, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services for Chicago and surrounding areas. The architect used input from employees and patients to design this stateof-the-art building that has become one of the nations most advanced hospitals. This center is utilizing the most advanced technology availableand has become a design icon for the Chicago  area. Another objective of the design is to conserve water, reduce waste and use the most efficient and sustainable building materials. This is why ROCKWOOL products were chosen to be part of the construction.

Benefits of ROCKWOOL Insulation

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation, has a long term stable R-value, is dimensionally stable, fire resistant, water repellent, non-corrosive, sound absorbent, will not promote mold and fungi growth and is environmentally sustainable.

Project location

Chicago, Illinois

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ROCKWOOL excelled in supplying large quantities of CAVITYROCK® x 3”
(24” x 60”) on short notice and the quality of the ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation
is exceptional.

Patrick (PJ) Herald

Vice President US Insulation Company/Thermal & Acoustical Contractors

Rainscreen Assembly

Cladding

• Air space

• CAVITYROCK®

• Permeable air barrier

• Exterior gypsum board

• Steel stud

• COMFORTBATT®

• Vapor barrier

• Gypsum board

 

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Architect

Designed by Ralph Johnson of
Chicago Architects Perkins & Will
330 N Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60611, United States

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Contractor

US Insulation Company/Thermal & Acoustical Contractors
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-829-6611

Project Timeline

September 2008-January 2012

Project Size

250,000 sq.ft of CAVITYROCK® 3”

ROCKWOOL Product Installed

ROCKWOOL CAVITYROCK® was used in the wall system for its stability under wide temperature variations, its fire protection and its green properties. CAVITYROCK®is fire resistant, water repellent, sound absorbent, sustainable and has a long term stable R-value. It is also 100% recyclable, which compliments the objective of the design to use sustainable building materials.

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