Reflectatherm Plus from the A. Proctor Group Ltd has been chosen as a high performance vapor barrier for the new Passenger Terminal Building at Muscat Airport in Oman. The new passenger terminal building is designed to be state of the art, with a total gross floor area of 344,995m2. Market leading roofing, cladding and façade contractor Lakesmere installed the complete roofing system covering an area of 16,750m2, incorporating Reflectatherm Plus, a reflective, high vapor resistance barrier.
Reflectatherm Plus provides a vapor tight layer, which restricts the passage of both liquid water and water vapor, combined with a heat reflecting low emissivity coating, designed to enhance the energy performance of the building envelope. It has long been recognised that the correct management of moisture vapor within buildings is an important aspect of ensuring the longevity of not only the building fabric, but also the health of the occupants.
The use of Reflectatherm Plus reduces the risks of condensation, maintaining the highest level of moisture resistance throughout the extensive new terminal building complex, providing protection for many years to come.
For any building to have an energy efficient, healthy, moisture free building envelope there is a clear need to manage the balance of Heat, Air and Moisture movement (HAMM) throughout the building’s life cycle from design, construction, completion and use.