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Article Date: 14th May 2012

Dow Building Solutions - London 2012 Olympic Stadium & International Media Centre

Insulation Products - Roof Insulation - Floor Insulation - Wall Insulation

Dow Olympic Media Centre

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium will have a capacity of 80,000 during the Olympic Games. It will also leave a lasting legacy following the decision by The Olympic Park Legacy Company and Mayor of London Boris Johnson to keep the Stadium under public ownership.

The International Media Centre will be a 24-hour media hub for around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists – bringing the Games to an estimated four billion people worldwide, according to the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

After the Games, the facilities have been designed to create more than 80,000m2 of business space with the potential to generate thousands of new jobs, work which will be led by The Olympic Park Legacy Company. Both buildings required robust insulation to support the activities and legacy requirements of two of the most highly used and visible structures in the London 2012 Olympic Park.

The STYROFOAM Solution
ROOFMATESL-A STYROFOAM insulation was strategically used on both the Olympic Stadium and the International Media Centre to protect waterproof coverings, offer moisture resistance and deliver against thermal efficiency targets.

For the Stadium, a thick layer of ROOFMATE SL-A insulation was incorporated into the roofing system built over the Olympic family lounge. The material was also used as part of the roofing system for the International Media Centre, bringing resistance to a variety of environmental conditions such as temperature fluctuations and repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

ROOFMATE SL-A is moisture resistant and highly durable, with the rigid boards offering excellent compressive strength and providing a firm base for ballast layers. The material is blown with CO2 giving it a Global Warming Potential of less than five and a range of thicknesses enables thermal performance to be matched with project requirements.

Holding ISO 14001:2004 at both Dow’s King’s Lynn manufacturing site and the major raw material suppliers also means the product qualifies for one credit in the responsible sourcing element of Mat 6 in BREEAM.

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