From Class C Medical Office to Class A Office Building
Located in Maryland’s capital, 706 Giddings Avenue was previously a Class C medical office, initially built in 1987. The project, which began in 2017, transformed the tired old building into a modern, stylish corporate office, befitting of the modern shift West Annapolis has been experiencing over the past 10 years. Also, with the purchase of a neighboring property, the existing 13,000 square foot building has an entirely new design and will expand to nearly 22,000 square feet.
The project was over 40% pre-leased before the doors opened. Currently, 706 Giddings Ave. houses two national law firms as well as private equity real estate firm. The success of this project has reportedly resulted in two additional re-developments on the block.
Scope of Work
This was the first of Cameron Building Envelope Specialists’ cladding projects. Cameron BES installed Swisspearl® Linearis panels on the exterior walls of the building, as well as its exterior roof and outdoor seating areas.
Swisspearl® cladding panels are not only stylish, but also durable, functional, and reliable. They provide a layer of protection against the elements while adding to a building’s overall aesthetics. Cladded façades benefit from virtually no cost of maintenance and repairs. Additionally, the relative ease of installation also makes cladding less costly than other building envelope alternatives.
Cameron BES also installed both a fluid-applied air barrier and rigid foam insulation. An air barrier controls unintended air movement of in and out of a building. A fluid-applied air barrier is designed to control excess moisture and prevent mold growth. Some of the advantages of using a fluid-applied air barrier include the following information:
1) A fluid-applied air barrier prevents up to 40% energy loss.
2) A fluid-applied air barrier seals and protects a building.
3) A fluid-applied air barrier protects sheathing and the concrete masonry unit.
Besides, installing a fluid-applied air barrier our team of insulation experts also installed rigid foam insulation is used in the wall, roof, and foundation areas of a building. The rigid foam insulation acts as a bridge for heat to escape. Also, a layer of rigid foam insulation on the outside of the exterior wall helps a building’s frame to stay dry by raising the dew point of the surface where water is likely to condense. Rigid foam insulation is used for both new construction and renovation projects.