A Wall Solution for the Future.
EVOMAXci Wall Solution for Commercial Exterior Walls
As the first line of defense within the EVOMAXci Solution, the EVO™ panel performance will minimize exposure to water and wind on the Rmax ECOMAXci, enabling a superior performance for the reinforced foil faced polyiso insulation. The overall R-value of the system is enhanced because of the continuous insulation design. Subsequently, as a barrier to any infiltration, EVOMAXci eliminates thermal bridging.
A Successful Partnership
Rmax, EVO™ Architectural Panel System and Larson® by Alucoil®
The partnership from creating EVOMAXci for the building industry is the result of understanding the necessity for maximizing energy-efficiency and air-quality within building science as well as the compliance to ASHRAE 90.1 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
EVOMAXCI WALL Solution INCLUDES:
- ECOMAXci™ thermal insulation board
- Rmax R-SEAL 3000 tape and R-SEAL 6000 flashing
- Larson® Aluminum Composite Panels (ACM)
- EVO™ Architectural Panel by Carter
Together, these elements have been tested to meet fire performance, air infiltration and moisture resistance standards for a more effective, efficient building envelope design.
EVOMAXci is a tested solution utilizing Rmax ECOMAXci™, R-SEAL 3000 and R-SEAL 6000. Rmax has engineered this solution to optimize compatibility of components and their performance in assembly tests. All testing is component specific, and substitutions are not allowed.
Heat transfer takes the path of least resistance. Therefore, it is critical that the insulation covers the entire building envelope to avoid thermal bridging. ASHRAE defines continuous insulation (ci) as "insulation that is continuous across all structural member without thermal bridges other than fasteners and service openings." Thermal bridging occurs when two dissimilar materials exist in the same plane.
WATER RESISTIVE-BARRIER (WRB)
A WRB consists of materials designed to work together to shield the building interior from rain penetration and water leakage through the exterior cladding. According to ABAA, "A properly installed WRB will improve the overall moisture efficiency and performance of the home or building's wall system. Water will be channeled down the outside surface of the WRB, thus reducing the potential for condensation build-up in the wall assembly which reduces the likelihood of moisture problems, rot and degradation." The EVOMAXci™ System serves as a WRB and has been tested per the guidelines set forth in the ICC-ES AC71.
According to the IBC, exterior walls of building type I, II, III or IV construction of any height, containing foam plastic insulation, require additional fire testing. NFPA 285 is an assembly test, not a material test. Approval is dependent on all components of the assembly. NFPA 285 provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies, which contain combustible components.
Air Barrier Assembly
An air barrier assembly is a collection of air barrier materials and accessories gathered together to control air infiltration and exfiltration through the building envelope by forming a continuous barrier. An air barrier material, such as polyiso foam sheathing, serves to provide the principal plane of air tightness for the building envelope. Air barrier accessories, such as tapes, transition membranes and sealants, serve to connect and seal the primary air barrier material to complete the air barrier assembly.