Building the Westin Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The city of Milwaukee is situated along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. This location makes it enjoyable during warm months—a cool breeze along the lakefront makes for a perfect summer day. However, winter turns this cool breeze into gusts of wind and lake-effect snow, making it unfavorable weather for residents.

It was this climate that prompted the design team of the new Westin hotel to specify a product that met the building’s high performance standards while ensuring hassle-free installation.

The Securock® ExoAir® 430 System was the perfect solution. The integrated gypsum sheathing panel has a factory-applied fluid air barrier membrane, which saves steps in the process and reduces the risk of delays by cold temperatures and precipitation. Contractors didn’t have to worry if the temperature dropped below 40 degrees, or if snow was headed for the city. Since the panels arrived at the job site ready for installation, all the installers needed to do was hang and finish the panels.

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