An exciting project to create a seven-story modular building featuring a series
of modern New York apartments has been fitted out with the high-performing
Wraptite® airtight membrane. The superior airtightness performance of
Wraptite from the A. Proctor Group is an ideal solution for offsite developments,
delivering huge benefits to the combination of in-factory manufacture and on-site
East Broadway Residences is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. The building has been designed and manufactured as a volumetric offsite project by Brooklyn based architects Think! Architects to create an apartment block consisting of 63 volumetric modules. OCCA Offsite based in Istanbul, Turkey is the manufacturing contractor for the volumetric modules.
One key benefit of Wraptite concerning offsite is that it is designed to ensure that the performance of the factory fitted membrane is not compromised during transportation from factory to site. Wraptite offers a simplified system and provides a fully self-adhered vapour permeable air barrier certified by the BBA and combines the important properties of vapour permeability and airtightness in one self-adhering membrane.
The self-adhesive membrane was applied in the factory, bonded externally to the exterior walls and roof. Ensuring the membrane was held firmly in place was critical to maintaining the quality of the system during ocean transportation and stacking at the construction site.
Applied externally on the outside of the structural frame, Wraptite simplifies the process of maintaining the envelope’s integrity, as there are fewer building services and structural penetrations to be sealed. Window frames were installed offsite and detailed with the Wraptite self-adhesive membrane to attain a watertight window and facade system. Each of the volumetric modules was fully furnished with bathrooms and kitchens including MEP systems and as well as fire sprinkler systems. A site installed rainscreen facade from natural stone was mechanically installed on site.
The installation of Wraptite was a rapid process due to its advanced, easy to apply self-adhesive design and ensured complete water tightness during all phases of manufacturing and the final installation on-site.
The high vapour permeability of Wraptite allows the substrate beneath to dry quickly and moisture vapour to escape, and reduces the likelihood of mould, mildew, condensation, timber distortion and metal corrosion
|Roll Size||1.5 x 50 m|
|Thickness||Calibrated Deadweight Micrometer||0.65 mm|
|Weight||Electronic Weigh Scale||292 g/m2|
|Application Temperature - Air & Surface Minimum||-10 C|
|Service Temperature||-40 to 80 C|
|Water Penetration - Before Ageing||EN 1928:2000 Method A||W1 Class|
|Water Penetration - After Ageing||EN 1928:2000 Method A||W1 Class|
|Air Permeance||EN 12114||0.01 m3/m2/hr @50Pa|
|Water Vapour Resistance Sd||EN ISO 12572(C)||0.039 m|
|Water Vapour Transmission||BS 3177:1959||893 g/m2/24hr|
|Peel Adhesion||EN 1939||5.01 N/10mm|
|Tensile Strength - MD||EN 12311-1||417 N|
|Tensile Strength - XD||EN 12311-1||252 N|
|Tear Resistance - MD||EN 12310-1||412 N|
|Tear Resistance - XD||EN 12310-1||286 N|
|Dimensional Stability - MD||EN 1107-2||0.3 %|
|Dimensional Stability - XD||EN 1107-2||+0.1 %|
|Reaction to Fire||EN 13501 - 1||B Class|
|Flexibility at Low Temperature||EN 1109||No cracks at -40C|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Steel Frame||IFC|
|Wraptite and Facadeshield UV - BIM Object - Steel Frame||IFC|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Steel Frame With Reflectite Tape Over Board Joints||IFC|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Steel Frame Wraptite Tape Over Board Joints||IFC|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Wraptite Tape Over Board Joints||IFC|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Ventilated Timber Frame With External Airtight Membrane Wraptite||IFC|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Ventilated Timber Frame With External Airtight Membrane And Wraptite Tape Over Board Joints||IFC|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Warm Roof Slate With Softwood Sarking||RVT|
|Wraptite - BIM Object - Warm Roof Tile With Plywood Sarking||RVT|