Why High Performance Matters
Build SMART offers factory assembled systems which incorporate improved products from lumber, sheathing, insulation, sealants and windows to meet any desired performance target and a quality that can be appreciated from all industry trade perspectives. Anyone that aspires to higher levels of building performance must pay particular attention to the quality and continuity of their:
Build SMART factory made Products and services
If you deliver on each of these fronts, any level of building performance is within reach. These are the layers of your building envelope system that Build SMART delivers.
Build SMART aims to transform the North American building industry through an approach to buildings as systems. Durable, healthy buildings start with an airtight building envelope, which is why our first focus is on exterior wall systems. By producing exterior walls in a climate-controlled factory setting, we can ensure a level of quality assurance and quality control that is just not possible in the field, while also significantly compressing construction schedules as permitting, site preparation, and foundation work take place concurrently.
Prefabricated E-Walls incorporate framing, structural sheathing, air control layer, continuous exterior insulation, weather resistive barrier, window installation, and flashing, in one lap around the building, saving time and expense, and eliminating opportunities for error.
To round out our building system offerings, Build SMART also offers an interior partition system to further accelerate construction schedules with higher quality, a slab insulation system to complement the continuous exterior insulation of the E-Wall system, pre-installed, high-performance windows to meet your energy efficiency requirements with reduced effort, and host of accessories to simplify site installation.
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Structure, Air Barrier, Insulation, Water + Vapor Barriers
Exterior Envelope System
The exterior wall of your building – the part that separates outside from in, conditioned space from hot and wet or cold and dry external conditions – is considered by building scientists to be your Building Envelope. That’s where effective air sealing and higher performing windows are so important, Build SMART uses a Red List Free lamination adhesive based on Silyl terminate poly ether, in addition all adhesives and air sealing sealants used in Build SMART E-Wall panels are free of phthalates. Most Sips producers use moisture cure polyurethane adhesives catalyzed with toxic isocyanates. Where continuous exterior and stud bay insulation strategies combine to create an envelope that’s optimized for your design and climate zone.
Build SMART’s E-Wall Assemblies can be ordered in a variety of exterior wall options to meet your budgetary restrictions and building performance expectations.
Foundation Insulation System
The J-Form System allows for a new approach to frost protected shallow foundations. The J-Form System takes advantage code provisions and optimizes thermal performance, construction cost and speed. The vertical external leg of the J-form is designed to extend a project’s Continuous External Insulation down over the slab edge.
Combine J-forms with appropriate under-slab insulation, and the building’s concrete footings and floor slab become part of the conditioned envelope. That stops significant heat loss through the exposed slab edge in the winter, and avoids heat gain and condensation/decay/mold at the base of the wall in summertime. Concrete frost footings and stem walls are not required!
Interior Partition System
Interior Partition System
I-Wall Interior Framing panels help jobsite installation keep pace with the speed of the E-Wall exterior panels.
Build SMART’s CEI is truly continuous with no fluctuation in R-Value. Build SMART delivers a continuous R-Value by relying on the underlying structural LSL framing to establish panel-to-panel connections.
High Performance Openings
Build SMART only uses material components designed for higher performance, as is expected of us from our clients. These materials and products have been QA/QC tested and verified to meet the rigorous standards set forth by Build SMART. Specifically sourcing windows with above standard operation systems, panels also have the option to arrive on the job-site with factory installed windows.
Our panels can host virtually any type of higher performing window, installed in a fraction of the time typically devoted to installing flangeless windows using individual window clips.
Our move to the Stepped FIT allows us to position the step in its proper location with regard to the exterior wall’s thermal plane. When paired with insulation-appropriate Code Recognized Fasteners and ZIP R-Sheathing, the stepped FIT provides us with a much lower cost panel that can be shipped to the building site for customers to field install windows and door of their choice. BUILD SMART window installation BUILD SMART window installation This puts more control in the customer’s hands over their total cost to build!
Water + Vapor Barriers Infiltration Protection
Build SMART uses sealant materials that were engineered specifically for the construction industry for field use, Build SMART benefits from the experiences of industry veterans who have worked the first half of their career building the traditional way as well as by utilizing factory fabrication, allowing sealing and flashing that is protected from the elements, every day, every season, every project.
In the Build SMART factory, we detail all joints within E-Wall panels using Huber ‘s recommended Zip Liquid Flash. All Rough opening are fully detailed using PROSOCO R-Guard Bond-N-Seal, Joint & Seam Filler and Fast Flash.
Integrated System Sets
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