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C3 Engineered Wall Systems™ are perfectly suited for K-12 and post-secondary facilities where cost certainty, safety, and quality are just as important as distinctive design.
The challenges facing educators, administrators, and other school officials for both private and public institutions continue to grow. When it comes to building new facilities, dealing with the challenges of increasing construction costs, project delays, and delivering a safe and modern learning environment, can be overwhelming. Our proprietary C3 Engineered Wall System utilizes the advantages of prefabricated construction techniques to deliver a building with a shortened construction schedule, and on budget, when compared to conventional construction.
Your design is our design, and our design services team works collaboratively to execute on your vision. We don’t do cookie cutter. Furthermore, with significantly better fire rating, water resistance, and wind resistance, our buildings are safer…something we all want for our children and loved ones!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are MgO SIP panels and how do they work?
- Our panels are a “sandwich” of 2 sheets of magnesium oxide (“MgO”) boards, like cement boards — but better — factory-glued to both faces of a core of expanded polystyrene (“EPS”). The panels are typically 6 ½” thick for exterior walls, 4 ½” for interior, and 4’ wide by 8’, 9’, or 10’ tall. We join the panels to each other at the job site with splines that are selected for the project, using glue and screws. They stack and connect in any direction and across spans as necessary.
- How long does it take for the panels to be delivered once ordered?
- Shop workloads vary with the economy, but we can often ship panels within 4-6 weeks of the approval of shop drawings. Please call for a firm estimate.
- How do you handle the seams?
- Panel seams are typically glued-solid when the panels are assembled. A good quality construction adhesive, such as Liquid Nails, will make a strong and smooth connection. Expansion joints can be utilized for longer wall runs, if deemed necessary by the Architect or Engineer of Record.
- What is the cost comparison to stick-built?
- Costs are dependent upon the design of the project, and panels do cost more than stick framing, however the huge time-savings provided by panels typically make the C3 Engineered Wall System the best choice, financially and in the long run. Panel walls are straighter, the energy savings are greater, and the impact on the environment is lower. Combine that superior energy efficiency with a renewable energy solution and a building has the potential to produce more energy than it consumes, saving more dollars than possible with stick built construction.
- How efficient are the panels vs stick build and ICF?
- A home or building efficiently designed using our C3 Engineered Wall System™ will be the most efficient use of materials and resources — saving time and money, as well as being the most efficient saver of energy by reducing consumption and climate impact. The C3 Engineered Wall System is the answer to efficiency demands: light, strong, noncombustible, adaptable, and fast, while being more comfortable, healthier, and safer.
- How is the product time saving?
- Pre-cut panels are simply faster to erect than most other kinds of construction. RS Means has verified that our kind of panels can be up to 55% faster and 41% less expensive to erect than stick framing, and our products are of higher quality, safer, and more sustainable. Read the full report here.
- Do you guys install as well?
- We install in those areas where we are licensed to do so, or we can train others to do the installation. Licensure’s change from time to time, so please give us a call.
- How much time can be saved in a normal project?
- Even though time and money savings vary with the project, MGO’s projects and those of our clients’ are designed and engineered to be as efficient as practical, and so savings of construction time are often half of that traditionally experienced. Savings in money are typically also significant, but they are highly dependent upon the simplicity or complexity of the design.