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Friday, March 28, 2014

Dress in Layers (March 28)

UAS FH Construction Update for 3/28/2014

Dress in Layers (March 28)

I came to Alaska almost 30 years ago and the idea of dressing in layers is one of the first things I learned.  The hard way.     Growing up in the Rocky Mountains in the 80’s, the preferred method of staying warm was to bundle up in a nice fluffy down parka.  The A-Number-One of cold weather gear was a snowmobile full body suit that could keep you toasty warm at 10 below and 40 mph.   After graduating from college I landed a job at the Red Dog mine outside of Kotzebue Alaska.  Before hopping on the airplane I purchase myself a brand new winter body suit and being an engineer who always tries to be practical, by new suit was duck flats camouflage.  When I walked onto the job site, everyone knew who the green-horn was.  A goose in a candy shop stuck out less than I did that day on an artic construction site.  I have since gotten rid of my insulated body suit and now have a closet full of under-armor and polar fleece.   

 

The Freshman Residence Hall is dressing in layers.  The contractor has finished the pink ridged foam layer on the exterior and has started a new layer of Knauf EcoBatt Glasswool Insulation.  EcoBatt is manufactured from sand and recycled glass with fewer chemicals and uses 70% less energy consumption than other Glasswool Insulation.  This more sustainable and environmentally manufacturing process produces an insulation that is naturally brown.  If you are interested in this building layer of the Freshman Residence Hall, check out the manufacture’s website at http://www.knaufinsulation.us/   

 

EcoBatt Glasswool Insulation

 

Interior Insulation
Interior Insulation

 

 

 

Owens Corning Fomular Extruded Polystyrene Insulation

Exterior Insulation
Exterior Insulation

 

 

 

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