Giant Noah’s Ark Clad from Accoya: Accoya, the world leading modified wood produced by Accsys Technologies, has been specified for the cladding of a giant replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky in the United States.Officially opened on the 7 July 2016, Ark Encounter is one of the largest ‘green’ construction projects in the US. Troyer Group specified 300 to 400 m3 of Accoya to act as cladding for the ark’s timber frame.
Accoya was selected both for its environmental credentials as well as its high-quality and aesthetic attributes, which far exceed unsustainable tropical hardwoods. The product is sourced from FSC®certified and sustainable forests making it the ideal wood product for the ambitious project.
Todd Geer, vice president at Troyer Group – One Source, commented: “We were impressed with Accoya’s credentials – the product is fully carbon neutral, extremely durable in exterior applications and both reusable and recyclable.
Laura Ladd, head of marketing at Accsys Technologies said: “The Ark Encounter project is an exciting and creative building project. I am thrilled that the Troyer Group chose Accoya to turn the project vision into a reality.
Accoya® is distributed through Ritikaa Wood in India. Accoya is well suited to withstand monsoon season and India’s hot and humid climate.