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January - The Perfect Time For….

Friday, January 24, 2014

UAS FH Construction Update for 1/24/2014

January is often thought as the perfect time for; building snow forts, skiing at Eagle Crest playing board games, going to the movies, and Pouring Concrete.   Pouring Concrete in January?  Yes, the Contractor took advantage of the warm weather we have had this week and poured concrete floor slabs in the 2nd and 5th floor mechanical rooms and the stair treads.   Here in Juneau, we broke the high temperature on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Right now (11:30 am) it is 40 degrees and we will likely break the record of 45 which was set in 1978.  


Concrete Floor
Concrete Floor

Freshly Poured Concrete Floor

Note our favorite red concrete pumper truck in the background.


Concrete Stairs
Concrete Stairs

Pouring Concrete Stairs. 

Note that the Red concrete pumper truck could not access this area, so the Contractor had to use the 5 gallon bucket method.



The Contractor has taken advantage of the good weather this week and has installed the trusses on Residential Hall I, plywood sheathing on the gable ends of Residential Hall II, eave trim blocking on Residential Hall II and started to rough-in electrical in Hall II.  We are grateful for the good construction weather of the past weeks and hope that it continues for another couple of weeks until we can get the roof on.


Setting Truss Hall I
Setting Truss Hall I

Setting a Truss on Resident Hall I


Crain Director
Crain Director


Tomorrow while we enjoy another record breaking sunny January day in Juneau, remember the Contractor who will be pouring concrete on in the third floor of the commons area.






    #1 Posted by Facilities Services on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 04:02 PM

    How much does a pail of concrete weigh?

    #2 Posted by Nathan NLEIGH1 on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 04:31 PM

    They were using 5 gallon buckets to haul the concrete. Figuring out the weight of one 5 gallon bucket of concrete is a great math story problem:  Concrete weighs 152 lbs / Cubic Foot

    ( 5 gallons) / (7.48 gallons/cubic foot) * (152 lbs/cubic foot) = 101 pounds

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