US3777430A - Complementary mating elements for double-skin foam core panel - Google Patents

Complementary mating elements for double-skin foam core panel Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3777430A
US3777430A US3777430DA US3777430A US 3777430 A US3777430 A US 3777430A US 3777430D A US3777430D A US 3777430DA US 3777430 A US3777430 A US 3777430A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
panels
facing sheet
recess
panel
wall segment
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
W Tischuk
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
ROBERTSON-CECO Corp A DE CORP
Robertson Co H H
ROBERTSON H H CO US
Original Assignee
Robertson Co H H
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Robertson Co H H filed Critical Robertson Co H H
Priority to US28506072A priority Critical
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3777430A publication Critical patent/US3777430A/en
Assigned to EQUITABLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT reassignment EQUITABLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT SECURITY INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: H.H. ROBERTSON COMPANY
Assigned to FIRST CITY SECURITIES INC. reassignment FIRST CITY SECURITIES INC. SECURITY INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: H. H. ROBERTSON COMPANY
Assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION reassignment WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION SECURITY INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: ROBERTSON-CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP.
Assigned to H. H. ROBERTSON, A CORP. OF DELAWARE reassignment H. H. ROBERTSON, A CORP. OF DELAWARE RELEASED BY SECURED PARTY (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: FIRST CITY SECURITIES INC.
Assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION reassignment WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION SECURITY INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: ROBERTSON CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP.
Assigned to H. H. ROBERTSON, A CORP. OF DELAWARE reassignment H. H. ROBERTSON, A CORP. OF DELAWARE RELEASED BY SECURED PARTY (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: MARYLAND NATIONAL BANK
Assigned to ROBERTSON-CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP. reassignment ROBERTSON-CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP. ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 8, 1990 Assignors: H.H. ROBERTSON COMPANY
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04FFINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS
    • E04F13/00Coverings or linings, e.g. for walls or ceilings
    • E04F13/07Coverings or linings, e.g. for walls or ceilings composed of covering or lining elements; Sub-structures therefor; Fastening means therefor
    • E04F13/08Coverings or linings, e.g. for walls or ceilings composed of covering or lining elements; Sub-structures therefor; Fastening means therefor composed of a plurality of similar covering or lining elements
    • E04F13/0875Coverings or linings, e.g. for walls or ceilings composed of covering or lining elements; Sub-structures therefor; Fastening means therefor composed of a plurality of similar covering or lining elements having a basic insulating layer and at least one covering layer
    • E04F13/0878Coverings or linings, e.g. for walls or ceilings composed of covering or lining elements; Sub-structures therefor; Fastening means therefor composed of a plurality of similar covering or lining elements having a basic insulating layer and at least one covering layer the basic insulating layer comprising mutual alignment or interlocking means
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04CSTRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS
    • E04C2/00Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels
    • E04C2/02Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by specified materials
    • E04C2/26Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by specified materials composed of materials covered by two or more of groups E04C2/04, E04C2/08, E04C2/10 or of materials covered by one of these groups with a material not specified in one of the groups
    • E04C2/284Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by specified materials composed of materials covered by two or more of groups E04C2/04, E04C2/08, E04C2/10 or of materials covered by one of these groups with a material not specified in one of the groups at least one of the materials being insulating
    • E04C2/292Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheet materials, slabs, or panels characterised by specified materials composed of materials covered by two or more of groups E04C2/04, E04C2/08, E04C2/10 or of materials covered by one of these groups with a material not specified in one of the groups at least one of the materials being insulating composed of insulating material and sheet metal

Abstract

A double-skin building construction panel having a foam core and having an outer facing sheet laterally offset from and spaced apart from an inner facing sheet. Each panel presents an overlapping edge portion along one side and an overlapped edge portion along its opposite side. The panels are adapted to be assembled in lapped relation without externally visible fasteners. Mating elements in the outer facing sheets provide a positive mechanical connection of adjacent outer facing sheets and provide for lateral adjustment in the position each panel relative to the previously erected panel. The arrangement is such that during erection, the panels may be gathered or spread apart to conform the coverage provided by all of the panels with that required by the structural framework.

Description

[ Dec. 11, 1973 United States Patent 1 Tischuk COMPLEMENTARY MATING ELEMENTS FOR DOUBLE-SKIN FOAM CORE PANEL Primary Examiner-Price C. Faw, Jr.

Attorney-Harry B. Keck et al.

[75] Inventor: Walter Tischuk, Richmond, Ind.

H. H. Robertson Company, Pittsburgh, Pa.

[57] ABSTRACT A double-skin building construction panel having a [73] Assignee:

[22] Filed. Aug. 30, 1972 foam core and having an outer facing sheet laterally offset from and spaced apart from an inner facing PP N04 285,060 sheet. Each panel presents an overlapping edge portion along one side and an overlapped edge portion along its opposite side. The panels are adapted to be [52] US. 52/309, 52/483, 52/595 [51] Int.

assembled in lapped relation without externally visible E04c 1/10, E04c 2/20 fasteners. Mating elements in the outer facing sheets [58] Field of Search...................... 52/235, 309, 595,

provide a positive mechanical connection of adjacent outer facing sheets and provide for lateral adjustment in the position each panel relative to the previously [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS erected panel. The arrangement is such that during erection, the panels may be gathered or spread apart to conform the coverage provided by all of the panels Glards 52695 with that required by the structural framework. Tischuk 52/595 6 Claims, 11 Drawing Figures 5040 47.48 r y r 0257 9736 3333 PATENTED BEE 1 I 1975 SHEEF 2 OF 3 FIG FIG.7

PATENIED DEC 1 I 1973 SHEET 3 BF 3 COMPLEMENTARY MATING ELEMENTS FOR DOUBLE-SKIN FOAM CORE PANEL BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to double-skin foam core building construction panels of the type erected without externally visible fasteners, and more particularly to improvements in complementary mating elements formed in at least the outer facing sheets of such building construction panels.

2. Description of the Prior Art Double-skin building construction panels having no lateral adjustment capability and which are erected without externally visible fasteners are known in the prior art for use in the construction of buildings, see U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,290,845 (SNYDER, Dec. 13, 1966), 3,535,844 (GLAROS, Oct. 27, 1970); 3,667,180 (TIS- CHUK, June 6, 1972). Double-skin building construction panels having some lateral adjustment capability and which are erected without externally visible fasteners also are known in the prior art, see U.S. Pat. No. 3,372,520 (HENSEL, Mar. 12, 1968).

The SNYDER, GLAROS and TISCHUK panels require extensive field cutting and fitting to conform the lateral coverage of the panels with that dictated by the structural-framework. The HENSEL arrangement requires the use of specially shaped, slotted and apertured subgirts in combination with a special clamping plate and fastener to achieve erection and lateral adjustment of the panels. Moreover, the erection and lateral adjustment require the cooperative effort of workmen positioned exteriorly and interiorly of the building framework.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The principal object of this invention is to provide an improved laterally adjustable weather-tight joint between double-skin foam core building construction panels.

Another object of this invention is to provide improved complementary mating elements for at least the outer facing sheet of a double-skin foam core building construction panel, which mating elements permit the panels to be gathered or spread apart thereby to conform the lateral coverage of the panels with that required by the structural framework.

Still another object of this invention is to provide improved complementary mating elements which permit lateral adjustment of the position of each panel relative to a previously erected panel without impairing the weather seal.

The present invention provides improvements in the building construction panel described and illustrated in U.S. Pat. No. 3,667,l80, supra. In the building construction panel of U.S. Pat. No. 3,667,180, supra, each of the facing sheets includes a central web, first and second side walls extending along the opposite side edges of the central web and a flange extending outwardly from the second side wall generally parallel to the central web. The facing sheets are assembled such that the flange of each facing sheet confronts the opposing central web of the other facing sheet and is laterally spaced-apart from the first side wall of the other facing sheet.

In accordance with the present invention, connecting means formed in the first and second side walls of the outer facing sheet provide a positive mechanical connection between the outer facing sheets of adjacent panels. The connecting means, in the form of a recess and a complementary tongue, are arranged such that the position of each panel relative to the previously erected panel may be adjusted laterally, whereby the lateral coverage provided by all of the panels is conformed with that required by the lateral dimensions of the building structural framework.

The recess is formed integrally with the second side wall of the outer facing sheet and is spaced-apart from both the central web and the flange. The recess, having a generally U-shaped configuration, presents confronting first and second interior wall segments extending generally parallel with the central web, and a connecting wall segment. The complementary tongue is formed integrally with the first side wall of the outer facing sheet and extends outwardly therefrom into the recess of the adjacent facing sheet. The complementary tongue comprises a first exterior wall segment which is generally parallel with the first interior wall segment of the recess. A second exterior wall segment adjoins the first exterior wall segment to provide a leading edge remote from the first side wall. Preferably, the second exterior wall segment of the tongue forms an acute angle with the first exterior wall segment. A sealant in the fOlIl'l of a bead of caulking material or a sealant strip formed from a soft, closed cell plastic or sponge rubber, is introduced into the recess at a location wherein the sealant is penetrated by the leading edge of the adjacent facing sheet to provide a weather-tight seal.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a fragmentary elevation view of the present building wall panels erected on a building structural framework;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 22 of FIG. 1, illustrating the transverse profile of the present building construction panel;

FIG. 3 is an exploded, isometric view of clip and fastener means;

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is an end view illustrating the profile of the facing sheets used in the building panel of FIG. 2;

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view, taken along the line 6--6 of FIG. 1, illustrating the normal joint spacing between adjacent panels;

FIGS. 7 and 8 are fragmentary cross-sectional views, similar to FIG. 6, illustrating the minimum and maximum joint spacing between adjacent building panels;

FIG. 9 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view taken along the line 99 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 10 is an isometric view illustrating an alternative sealant strip; and

FIG. 11 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view similar to the right hand half of FIG. 6, illustrating the sealant strip of FIG. 10 installed in the present panel.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT FIG. 1 illustrates a building structural framework 10 of which only vertically spaced horizontal sub-girts 11 and two laterally spaced vertical columns 12a, 12b are illustrated. The building structural framework 10 supports a wall structure 13. The wall structure 13 is assembled from plural building panels 14 erected in edge overlapped relation and presenting plural joints 15. Each of the panels 14 is secured to selected ones of the subgirts 11 by clip and fastener means 16.

Each of the panels 14 (FIG. 2) comprises an outer facing sheet 17, an inner facing sheet 18 and a plastic foam core 19 disposed between the facing sheets 17, 18. Each of the facing sheets 17, 18 includes a central web 20 having first and second side walls 21, 22 provided along the opposite longitudinal edges thereof. A flange 23 extends outwardly from the second side wall and is generally parallel with the central web 20.

The facing sheets 17, 18 are laterally offset from one another, overall arrangement being such that the flange 23 of each facing sheet 17(18) confronts the opposing central web 20 of the other facing sheet 18(17) and is laterally spaced-apart from the first side wall 21 of the other facing sheet 18(17). The panel 14 presents an overlapping edge portion 24 and an overlapped edge portion 25. A gap 26 is presented at each of the edge portions 24, 25 between the flange 23 and the adjacent first side wall 21. The foam core 19 is exposed at the gaps 26.

The fastening means 16 (FIG. 3) comprises a clip member 27 and a fastener 28. The clip member 27 includes a first arm 29 provided with central and end apertures 30 and a second arm 31. The clip member 27 preferably is in the form of an angle wherein the first and second arms 29, 31 are mutually perpendicular. The fastener 28 preferably is of the self-tapping type.

When the clip 17 is installed (FIGS. 4 and the first arm 29 overlies the flange 23 of the outer facing sheet 17 and the second arm 31 extends into the foam core 19 in the region (gap 28) between the flange 32 of the outer facing sheet 17 and the first side wall 21 of the inner facing sheet 18. The fastener 28, when installed, extends through one of the openings 30 in the first arm 29, the foam core 19, the inner facing sheet 18 into the sub-girt 11. It will be appreciated that the clip member 17 and the fastener 28 cooperate to provide a positive connection between the outer facing sheet 17 and the inner facing sheet 18, and to positively secure the inner facing sheet 18 to the sub-girt 11. For a more complete description of the fastening means 16, reference is made to U.S. Pat. No. 3,667,180, supra.

Referring to FIG. 5, each of the facing sheets 17 (18) presents a recess 32 and a complementary tongue 33. The recess 32 is formed in the second side wall 22 and is spaced-apart from both the central web and the flange 23. The recess 32 has a generally U-shaped configuration including confronting first and second interior wall segments 34, 35 which extend generally parallel with the central web 20, and a connecting wall segment 36.

The complementary tongue 33 is formed in the first side wall 21 and comprises first and second exterior wall segments 37, 38. The first exterior wall segment 37 adjoins the first side wall 21 and extends outwardly therefrom generally parallel with the central web 20. The second exterior wall segment 38 adjoins the first exterior wall segment 37 to provide a leading edge 39 remote from the first wall segment 21. The second exterior wall segment 38 extends away from the central web 20 and forms an acute angle indicated at 40, with the first exterior wall segment 37.

It will be observed in FIG. 5 that the recess 32 has an interior height indicated at 41 and that the tongue 33 has an exterior thickness indicated at 42. Also, the hidden face 45 of the first exterior wall segment 34 of the recess 32 is spaced from the exterior web face 47 at a distance indicated at 43; and that the exposed face 46 of the first exterior wall segment 37 of the tongue 33 is spaced from the exterior web face 47 at a distance indicated at 44. In accordance with the present invention and depending upon the gauge of metal used in forming the facing sheet 17, 18, the interior height 41 of the recess 32 exceeds the thickness 42 of the tongue 33 by 2 to 4 metal thicknesses; and the distance 44 exceeds the distance 43 by l to 2 metal thicknesses. The overall arrangement is such that when adjacent panels 14A, 14B (FIG. 6) are assembled to form the joint 15, the tongue 33 of the panel 14B is centered with respect to the recess 32 of the adjacent panel 14A. Note also that the exposed tongue face 46 is spaced apart from the hidden recess face 45.

Further in accordance with this invention, a bead 56 of sealant material (FIG. 5) is applied across substantially the entire width and along the entire length of the hidden face 45 of the recess 32.

FIG. 6 illustrates the normal installed position of the adjacent panels 14A, 14B. It will be observed that a space 50 normal joint spacing is presented at the joint 15. However, the dimensions 48 and 49 (FIG. 5) are such that the normal joint spacing 50 can be adjusted between two extremes, that is, wherein no space minimum joint spacing 55 (FIG. 8) is presented at the joint 15; and wherein a maximum joint spacing 51 (FIG. 7) is presented at the joint 15. Thus in accordance with this invention, the position of each panel may be adjusted laterally with respect to that of the previously erected panel prior to securing each panel to the subgirts 11. For example, in the joint formed between panels of one commercial embodiment, the normal joint spacing is three-thirtysecondth inch; the maximum permissible joint spacing is three-sixteenth inch; and the permissible variation in the joint space from three-thirtysecondth inch is plus or minus threethirtysecondth inch.

It will also be appreciated that since the fastening means 16 (FIG. 6) is installed from the exterior of the building framework, the entire wall structure 13 (FIG. 1) can be erected by workmen positioned solely at the exterior of the building framework.

The importance of the position and extent of the sealant bead 56 (FIG. 5) within the recess 32 will now become apparent from the following. A fragment of a panel 14C is illustrated in dotted outline at the right hand side of FIG. 6. It will be observed that as the tongue 33 of the panel 14C enters the recess 32 of the previously erected panel 148, the leading edge 39 is positioned to engage the sealant bead 56. When the tongue 33 reaches its final position, as shown at the left hand side of FIG. 6, a portion of the sealant head 56 has been displaced from its initial position. However, since the exposed tongue face 46 is spaced-apart from the hidden recess face 45, a portion of the sealant head 56 remains between the exposed tongue face 46 and the hidden recess face 45. The same is true for the panels at the maximum joint spacing 51 (FIG. 7) and for the minimum joint spacing 55 (FIG. 8). Accordingly, regardless of the joint spacing, a weather-tight seal is provided.

Returning to FIG. 1, it will be observed that corner panels 14a, 14b are applied to the vertical columns 12a, 12b. The construction and installed position of a typical corner panel is illustrated in FIG. 9. The corner panel 14a (14b) has no exposed trim elements and provides an aesthetically pleasing, visual continuity in the appearance of the panels along adjacent building faces. The panel 14a may comprise one of the panels 14 which is bent along its longitudinal center line of the facing sheet 17.

Referring again to FIG. 1, each of the panels 14 has a modular width indicated at M, which corresponds to the distance between the first and second side walls 21, 22 (FIG. 5). Prior to erecting the panels 14, the overall distance indicated at D in FIG. 1, between the corner panels 14a and 14b is determined. If the position of the vertical columns 12a, 12b is in accordance with the engineering drawings, then the panels 14 can be erected at the normal joint spacing 50 (FIG. 6). However, if the distance between the vertical columns 12a, 12b is ei ther less than or greater than that specified, the difference will be reflected in the overall distance D.

The joint spacing is determined by subtracting from the overall distance D, the product of the number of panels times the modular coverage M. The remainder is then divided by the number ofjoints. Erection of the panels 14 to the desired joint spacing may be accomplished by the aid of gauges 52 of which only one is illustrated in FIGS. 6 and 7. The gauge 52 has a gauging end 53 adapted to be inserted between the adjacent panels 14a, 14b and a handle 54. The gauging end 53 may, for example, be provided with one or more strips 55 of predetermined thickness to arrive at the desired joint spacing.

FIG. illustrates an alternative sealant strip 57 formed from soft polyvinyl chloride or soft silicone rubber preferably of the closed cell type. One face of the sealant strip 57 is provided with an adhesive coating 58 which is protected by a stripable backing sheet 59. The sealant strip 57 is installed in the recess 32 of the panel 14D (FIG. 11). When installed, the sealant strip 57 is secured by the adhesive coating 58 (FIG. 10) to the connecting wall segment 36. The sealant strip 57 also engages the interior face 45 of the first interior wall segment 34 and is thus positioned for engagement by the tongue 33 of the adjacent panel 14E thereby to provide a weather-tight seal.

I claim:

1. In a wall structure assembled from plural building panels spanning across plural spaced-apart sub-girts of a structural framework and erected in side-by-side overlapped relation; each of said panels having an outer facing sheet laterally offset from and spacedapart from an inner facing sheet, and a foam core disposed therebetween; each of said facing sheets including a central web, first and second side walls extending along the opposite sides of said central web, and a flange extending outwardly from the second side wallgenerally parallel to said central web, the flange of each facing sheet confronting the opposing central web of the other facing sheet and being laterally spaced-apart from the first side wall of the other facing sheet; said panels being erected (a) with the first side wall of each facing sheet confronting the second side wall of the adjacent facing sheet, and (b) with said flange of each outer facing sheet positioned inboard of and spacedapart from said flange of each said inner facing sheet; and clip and fastener means engageable with the flanges of the outer facing sheets for securing said panels to certain of said sub-girts; the improvement in laterally adjustable connecting means providing a positive mechanical connection between the outer facing sheets of adjacent panels, comprising:

said second side wall of each outer facing sheet having a recess formed integrally therein and sacedapart from said central web and from said flange. said recess comprising confronting first and second interior wall segments extending generally parallel with said central web, and a connecting wall segment; and a complementary tongue formed integrally with said first side wall of each outer facing sheet and extending outwardly therefrom into the recess of the adjacent facing sheet, said complementary tongue comprising a first exterior wall segment confronting said first interior wall segment and being generally parallel therewith, and a second exterior wall segment adjoining said first exterior wall segment to provide a leading edge remote from said first side wall; the width of said complementary tongue and the depth of said recess being such that prior to securing said panels to said subgirts, the position of each panel may be adjusted laterally with respect to the previously erected panel, thereby to conform the lateral coverage provided by all of said panels with that required by said structural framework. 2. The improvement of claim 1 including a sealant material applied to the first interior wall segment of said recess, said sealant material being penetrated by said leading edge of the adjacent facing sheet to provide a weathertight seal. 3. The improvement of claim 2 wherein said second exterior wall segment forms an acute angle with said first exterior wall segment. 4. The improvement of claim 2 wherein the first interior wall segment of said recess is positioned adjacent to said central web. 5. The improvement of claim 1 wherein the spacing between the first and second side walls of form throughout said wall structure.

6. The improvement of claim 1 wherein said second and first side walls of each said inner facing sheet are provided with a said recess and a said complementary tongue, whereby laterally adjustable positive mechanical connections also are provided between the inner facing sheets of adjacent panels.

the outer facing sheets of adjacent panels is uni-

Claims (6)

1. In a wall structure assembled from plural building panels spanning across plural spaced-apart sub-girts of a structural framework and erected in side-by-side overlapped relation; each of said panels having an outer facing sheet laterally offset from and spaced-apart from an inner facing sheet, and a foam core disposed therebetween; each of said facing sheets including a central web, first and second side walls extending along the opposite sides of said central web, and a flange extending outwardly from the second side wall generally parallel to said central web, the flange of each facing sheet confronting the opposing central web of the other facing sheet and being laterally spaced-apart from the first side wall of the other facing sheet; said panels being erected (a) with the first side wall of each facing sheet confronting the second side wall of the adjacent facing sheet, and (b) with said flange of each outer facing sheet positioned inboard of and spaced-apart from said flange of each said inner facing sheet; and clip and fastener means engageable with the flanges of the outer facing sheets for securing said panels to certain of said sub-girts; the improvement in laterally adjustable connecting means providing a positive mechanical connection between the outer facing sheets of adjacent panels, comprising: said second side wall of each outer facing sheet having a recess formed integrally therein and saced-apart from said central web and from said flange, said recess comprising confronting first and second interior wall segments extending generally parallel with said central web, and a connecting wall segment; and a complementary tongue formed integrally with said first side wall of each outer facing sheet and extending outwardly therefrom into the recess of the adjacent facing sheet, said complementary tongue comprising a first exterior wall segment confronting said first interior wall segment and being generally parallel therewith, and a second exterior wall segment adjoining said first exterior wall segment to provide a leading edge remote from said first side wall; the width of said complementary tongue and the depth of said recess being such that prior to securing said panels to said subgirts, the position of each panel may be adjusted laterally with respect to the previously erected panel, thereby to conform the lateral coverage provided by all of said panels with that required by said structural framework.
2. The improvement of claim 1 including a sealant material applied to the first interior wall segment of said recess, said sealant material being penetrated by said leading edge of the adjacent facing sheet to prOvide a weathertight seal.
3. The improvement of claim 2 wherein said second exterior wall segment forms an acute angle with said first exterior wall segment.
4. The improvement of claim 2 wherein the first interior wall segment of said recess is positioned adjacent to said central web.
5. The improvement of claim 1 wherein the spacing between the first and second side walls of the outer facing sheets of adjacent panels is uniform throughout said wall structure.
6. The improvement of claim 1 wherein said second and first side walls of each said inner facing sheet are provided with a said recess and a said complementary tongue, whereby laterally adjustable positive mechanical connections also are provided between the inner facing sheets of adjacent panels.
US3777430D 1972-08-30 1972-08-30 Complementary mating elements for double-skin foam core panel Expired - Lifetime US3777430A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US28506072A true 1972-08-30 1972-08-30

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3777430A true US3777430A (en) 1973-12-11

Family

ID=23092575

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3777430D Expired - Lifetime US3777430A (en) 1972-08-30 1972-08-30 Complementary mating elements for double-skin foam core panel

Country Status (2)

Country Link
US (1) US3777430A (en)
CA (1) CA976717A (en)

Cited By (42)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3998024A (en) * 1975-08-04 1976-12-21 H. H. Robertson Company Double-skin insulated building panel
US3998023A (en) * 1975-08-04 1976-12-21 H. H. Robertson Company Double-skin insulated building panel
US3999344A (en) * 1974-08-12 1976-12-28 Jansen Wilhelmus Theodorus Mar Building construction and wall panel for such construction
US4044449A (en) * 1975-02-07 1977-08-30 Thomson-Brandt Method of making refrigerating units and the like and product thereof
US4104840A (en) * 1977-01-10 1978-08-08 Inryco, Inc. Metal building panel
US4123885A (en) * 1976-04-30 1978-11-07 Cyclops Corporation Building panel joint
DE2837195A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-01 Robertson Co H H Connection between adjacent wall panels
US4143498A (en) * 1977-07-14 1979-03-13 Armco Steel Corporation Concealed fastener clip for building panels
FR2401288A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H joint system between roof panels
FR2401286A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H Roof insulation panels
FR2401289A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H Fixing device for a roof panel joint
US4267679A (en) * 1976-12-27 1981-05-19 Steelite, Inc. Insulated building panel wall construction
US4304083A (en) * 1979-10-23 1981-12-08 H. H. Robertson Company Anchor element for panel joint
US4316351A (en) * 1980-05-27 1982-02-23 Ting Raymond M L Thermally insulated building construction panel and a wall formed from such panels
FR2573457A1 (en) * 1984-11-22 1986-05-23 Carrie Claude Method for thermally insulating walls made of masonry and of concrete by using insulating shell-blocks as facing
US4841710A (en) * 1987-07-23 1989-06-27 The Original Lincoln Logs Ltd. Structural wall panel, method of manufacture and assembly system for a housing unit
US4842669A (en) * 1987-07-23 1989-06-27 The Original Lincoln Logs Ltd. Method of manufacture and assembly system for a structural wall panel
EP0361727A1 (en) * 1988-09-29 1990-04-04 Hunter Douglas Industries B.V. Sandwich panel for ceiling application
US5247770A (en) * 1992-01-13 1993-09-28 Ting Raymond M L Exterior composite foam panel wall joint design
US5277011A (en) * 1991-07-12 1994-01-11 Serrano Martin Jose A Watertight roof for buildings and constructions in general
US5625999A (en) * 1994-08-23 1997-05-06 International Paper Company Fiberglass sandwich panel
US5664826A (en) * 1996-04-12 1997-09-09 Wilkens; Arthur L. Light weight trailer walls with smooth surfaces
US5749282A (en) * 1995-06-29 1998-05-12 United Dominion Industries Building panel with double interlock joint and internal gutter
US6233892B1 (en) 1997-10-25 2001-05-22 The Namlyt Company Structural panel system
US6575102B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2003-06-10 Trn Business Trust Temperature controlled railway car
US20030196567A1 (en) * 2001-02-09 2003-10-23 Trn Business Trust Pultruded panel
US6722287B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2004-04-20 Trn Business Trust Roof assembly and airflow management system for a temperature controlled railway car
US6892433B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2005-05-17 Trn Business Trust Manufacturing method of assembling temperature controlled railway car
US20050178285A1 (en) * 2003-04-28 2005-08-18 Beers Albert A. Temperature controlled railway car
US20050204536A1 (en) * 2001-02-09 2005-09-22 Beers Albert A Manufacturing facility and method of assembling a temperature controlled railway car
US7003924B2 (en) * 2001-01-11 2006-02-28 Witex Ag Parquet board
US20070207305A1 (en) * 2006-03-06 2007-09-06 York International Corporation Panel construction for an air handling unit
US20070234927A1 (en) * 2003-04-28 2007-10-11 Beers Albert A Temperature controlled railway car
US20070261348A1 (en) * 2006-04-24 2007-11-15 Surowiecki Matt F Sheet metal mounting member for wallboard panel
US20080302040A1 (en) * 2005-04-14 2008-12-11 Bs1 Building Block
US20100170173A1 (en) * 2006-01-20 2010-07-08 Centria Advanced building envelope delivery system and method
US20100205883A1 (en) * 2008-03-04 2010-08-19 Carson Craig D Method and apparatus for mounting a wall system
DE102009035528A1 (en) * 2009-07-31 2011-02-03 R&M Kühllagerbau Holding GmbH cold storage
US20140360128A1 (en) * 2011-07-19 2014-12-11 Redglaze Group, Llc Wall attachment clip, wall panel system, and system and method for supporting wall panels
JP2017020192A (en) * 2015-07-08 2017-01-26 明正工業株式会社 Roof panel and fixation structure thereof
US20180036631A1 (en) * 2015-02-17 2018-02-08 Murray HEASMAN Apparatus for playing a game
US10072411B1 (en) * 2017-06-16 2018-09-11 Mccain Manufacturing, Inc. Modular panels and related elements to form a variety of wall segments and enclosures

Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3290845A (en) * 1965-05-24 1966-12-13 Butler Manufacturing Co Prefabricated insulated panel system
US3372520A (en) * 1964-07-24 1968-03-12 Hunter Douglas International Tongue and groove insulated panels and demountable barrier construction thereof
US3535844A (en) * 1969-10-30 1970-10-27 Glaros Products Inc Structural panels
US3667180A (en) * 1970-11-03 1972-06-06 Robertson Co H H Fastening means for double-skin foam core building construction panel

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3372520A (en) * 1964-07-24 1968-03-12 Hunter Douglas International Tongue and groove insulated panels and demountable barrier construction thereof
US3290845A (en) * 1965-05-24 1966-12-13 Butler Manufacturing Co Prefabricated insulated panel system
US3535844A (en) * 1969-10-30 1970-10-27 Glaros Products Inc Structural panels
US3667180A (en) * 1970-11-03 1972-06-06 Robertson Co H H Fastening means for double-skin foam core building construction panel

Cited By (60)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3999344A (en) * 1974-08-12 1976-12-28 Jansen Wilhelmus Theodorus Mar Building construction and wall panel for such construction
US4044449A (en) * 1975-02-07 1977-08-30 Thomson-Brandt Method of making refrigerating units and the like and product thereof
US3998023A (en) * 1975-08-04 1976-12-21 H. H. Robertson Company Double-skin insulated building panel
US3998024A (en) * 1975-08-04 1976-12-21 H. H. Robertson Company Double-skin insulated building panel
US4123885A (en) * 1976-04-30 1978-11-07 Cyclops Corporation Building panel joint
US4267679A (en) * 1976-12-27 1981-05-19 Steelite, Inc. Insulated building panel wall construction
US4104840A (en) * 1977-01-10 1978-08-08 Inryco, Inc. Metal building panel
US4143498A (en) * 1977-07-14 1979-03-13 Armco Steel Corporation Concealed fastener clip for building panels
FR2401286A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H Roof insulation panels
FR2401288A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H joint system between roof panels
FR2401281A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H Fixing device for wall panel joints
FR2401289A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-23 Robertson Co H H Fixing device for a roof panel joint
US4177615A (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-12-11 H. H. Robertson Company Fastening device for roof panel joints
US4184301A (en) * 1977-08-27 1980-01-22 H. H. Robertson Company Fastening device for wall panel joints
US4195460A (en) * 1977-08-27 1980-04-01 H. H. Robertson Company Insulated roof panel
US4196554A (en) * 1977-08-27 1980-04-08 H. H. Robertson Company Roof panel joint
DE2837195A1 (en) * 1977-08-27 1979-03-01 Robertson Co H H Connection between adjacent wall panels
US4304083A (en) * 1979-10-23 1981-12-08 H. H. Robertson Company Anchor element for panel joint
US4316351A (en) * 1980-05-27 1982-02-23 Ting Raymond M L Thermally insulated building construction panel and a wall formed from such panels
FR2573457A1 (en) * 1984-11-22 1986-05-23 Carrie Claude Method for thermally insulating walls made of masonry and of concrete by using insulating shell-blocks as facing
US4842669A (en) * 1987-07-23 1989-06-27 The Original Lincoln Logs Ltd. Method of manufacture and assembly system for a structural wall panel
US4841710A (en) * 1987-07-23 1989-06-27 The Original Lincoln Logs Ltd. Structural wall panel, method of manufacture and assembly system for a housing unit
EP0361727A1 (en) * 1988-09-29 1990-04-04 Hunter Douglas Industries B.V. Sandwich panel for ceiling application
AU615339B2 (en) * 1988-09-29 1991-09-26 Hunter Douglas International N.V. Sandwich panel for ceiling application
US5277011A (en) * 1991-07-12 1994-01-11 Serrano Martin Jose A Watertight roof for buildings and constructions in general
US5247770A (en) * 1992-01-13 1993-09-28 Ting Raymond M L Exterior composite foam panel wall joint design
US5625999A (en) * 1994-08-23 1997-05-06 International Paper Company Fiberglass sandwich panel
US5749282A (en) * 1995-06-29 1998-05-12 United Dominion Industries Building panel with double interlock joint and internal gutter
US5664826A (en) * 1996-04-12 1997-09-09 Wilkens; Arthur L. Light weight trailer walls with smooth surfaces
US6233892B1 (en) 1997-10-25 2001-05-22 The Namlyt Company Structural panel system
US7003924B2 (en) * 2001-01-11 2006-02-28 Witex Ag Parquet board
US20030196567A1 (en) * 2001-02-09 2003-10-23 Trn Business Trust Pultruded panel
US20030213399A1 (en) * 2001-02-09 2003-11-20 Trn Business Trust Temperature controlled railway car
US6722287B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2004-04-20 Trn Business Trust Roof assembly and airflow management system for a temperature controlled railway car
US20040173119A1 (en) * 2001-02-09 2004-09-09 Trn Business Trust Roof assembly and airflow management system for a temperature controlled railway car
US20050204536A1 (en) * 2001-02-09 2005-09-22 Beers Albert A Manufacturing facility and method of assembling a temperature controlled railway car
US6892433B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2005-05-17 Trn Business Trust Manufacturing method of assembling temperature controlled railway car
US6904848B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2005-06-14 Trn Business Trust Roof assembly and airflow management system for a temperature controlled railway car
US7543367B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2009-06-09 Trinity Industries, Inc. Method of assembling a temperature controlled railway car
US6941875B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2005-09-13 Trn Business Trust Temperature controlled railway car
US6871600B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2005-03-29 Trn Business Trust Pultruded panel
US6575102B2 (en) 2001-02-09 2003-06-10 Trn Business Trust Temperature controlled railway car
US7228805B2 (en) 2003-04-28 2007-06-12 Trinity Industries, Inc. Temperature controlled railway car
US20070234927A1 (en) * 2003-04-28 2007-10-11 Beers Albert A Temperature controlled railway car
US7478600B2 (en) 2003-04-28 2009-01-20 Trinity Industries, Inc. Temperature controlled railway car
US20050178285A1 (en) * 2003-04-28 2005-08-18 Beers Albert A. Temperature controlled railway car
US20080302040A1 (en) * 2005-04-14 2008-12-11 Bs1 Building Block
US20100170173A1 (en) * 2006-01-20 2010-07-08 Centria Advanced building envelope delivery system and method
US8631620B2 (en) * 2006-01-20 2014-01-21 Centria Advanced building envelope delivery system and method
US20070207305A1 (en) * 2006-03-06 2007-09-06 York International Corporation Panel construction for an air handling unit
US20070261348A1 (en) * 2006-04-24 2007-11-15 Surowiecki Matt F Sheet metal mounting member for wallboard panel
US20100205883A1 (en) * 2008-03-04 2010-08-19 Carson Craig D Method and apparatus for mounting a wall system
DE102009035528A1 (en) * 2009-07-31 2011-02-03 R&M Kühllagerbau Holding GmbH cold storage
DE102009035528B4 (en) * 2009-07-31 2014-12-24 R&M Kühllagerbau Holding GmbH cold storage
US9951517B2 (en) * 2011-07-19 2018-04-24 Hgi Resources Llc Wall attachment clip, wall panel system, and system and method for supporting wall panels
US20140360128A1 (en) * 2011-07-19 2014-12-11 Redglaze Group, Llc Wall attachment clip, wall panel system, and system and method for supporting wall panels
US10245503B2 (en) * 2015-02-17 2019-04-02 Murray HEASMAN Apparatus for playing a game
US20180036631A1 (en) * 2015-02-17 2018-02-08 Murray HEASMAN Apparatus for playing a game
JP2017020192A (en) * 2015-07-08 2017-01-26 明正工業株式会社 Roof panel and fixation structure thereof
US10072411B1 (en) * 2017-06-16 2018-09-11 Mccain Manufacturing, Inc. Modular panels and related elements to form a variety of wall segments and enclosures

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
CA976717A (en) 1975-10-28
CA976717A1 (en)

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3271920A (en) Wall supporting structural beam
US3307306A (en) Insulation blanket structure
US3640039A (en) Building structure
US3304676A (en) Siding construction
US3401494A (en) Metal stud for polystyrene foam sheets
US3355852A (en) Fireproof building column assemblies
US3530633A (en) Building panel
US3302350A (en) Molding construction
US3466831A (en) Sandwich-type building panel
US3222841A (en) Screen enclosure
US3583118A (en) Insulated panel structures and connections
US3641720A (en) Prefabricated building construction with interfitting stud splines
US3537217A (en) Wall structures
US3234700A (en) Building panel
US3570205A (en) Panel jointure
US3386218A (en) Building panel with ribbed sealing element between overlapping edges
US3357146A (en) Building panel splicing
US3482367A (en) Field erected insulated wall structure
US3705002A (en) Bearing sections for the covering with marble plates, panels and the like of walls both uninterrupted and interrupted by doors, windows and the like
US3183626A (en) Expansion joint cover assembly
US3535844A (en) Structural panels
US4018020A (en) Modular wall construction
US4038796A (en) Wall panel assembly
US4575981A (en) Roof panel construction
US3485001A (en) Edging strip for a dry wall structure

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: EQUITABLE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS AGENT

Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:H.H. ROBERTSON COMPANY;REEL/FRAME:005261/0382

Effective date: 19891013

AS Assignment

Owner name: FIRST CITY SECURITIES INC., 499 PARK AVE., NEW YOR

Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:H. H. ROBERTSON COMPANY;REEL/FRAME:005261/0098

Effective date: 19891013

AS Assignment

Owner name: H. H. ROBERTSON, A CORP. OF DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

Free format text: RELEASED BY SECURED PARTY;ASSIGNOR:FIRST CITY SECURITIES INC.;REEL/FRAME:005518/0137

Effective date: 19901106

Owner name: H. H. ROBERTSON, A CORP. OF DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA

Free format text: RELEASED BY SECURED PARTY;ASSIGNOR:MARYLAND NATIONAL BANK;REEL/FRAME:005518/0120

Effective date: 19901107

Owner name: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIA

Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:ROBERTSON CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP.;REEL/FRAME:005617/0421

Effective date: 19901108

Owner name: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., A NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIA

Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:ROBERTSON-CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP.;REEL/FRAME:005498/0434

Effective date: 19901108

AS Assignment

Owner name: ROBERTSON-CECO CORPORATION, A DE CORP.

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 8, 1990;ASSIGNOR:H.H. ROBERTSON COMPANY;REEL/FRAME:005587/0020

Effective date: 19901105