UAS FH Construction Update for 4/25/2014
White Walls (April 25)
White Walls have appeared this week when walking through the UAS Freshman Residential Housing project. Starting on the fourth floor of Hall I and flowing all the way down to the first floor, like a large bucket of white paint being poured inside the building.
White Walls from Room 454C
These White Walls come complimentary from two new subcontractors on site. One installing sheet rock and the other following close behind mudding the joints and fastener holes. Sheet rock is also known by Dry Wall and Gypsum Board. Sheet Rock, as we know it today, with plaster sandwiched in-between two layers of paper was introduced in the building industry in 1910. Sheet rock is made by mining gypsum out of the ground, grinding it to a fine powder, mix in some other ingredients depending on what special qualities you want and then pour it out on a sheet of paper and cover it with another sheet of paper. North America uses 42,000,000,000 square feet of sheet rock each year. That is enough to sheet rock the whole state of Rhode Island in every year. Or that’s enough sheet rock to cover the UAS campus every 10 minutes
The UAS Freshman Residential Housing project has used our fair share of sheet rock. Six semi-truck loads. One of the main reasons the building uses so much Sheet Rock is because it an excellent material for resisting fire and quieting sound. One-half of the walls and most of the ceilings will actually get two layers of sheet rock. Some to create fire barriers and some to create sound barriers. Anyway you cut it, we now have a lot of White Walls in Hall II of the Residential Hall and by the end of next week Hall I will have White Walls also.
Sheet Rock Ready for Hall I