UAS FH Construction Update for 6/27/2014
Stone or Wood? (June 27)
What would you call a new material that looks like wood but wears like stone?
How about Stonewood.
Stonewood is a trade name for an architectural panel manufactured with a core of phenolic resin impregnated Kraft paper and a face of melamine resin, compressed at high pressure and temperatures.
Stonewood Panel Layers
The result is a thin panel sheet that is extremely durable, resisting wind, rain and UV deterioration. The finish on these panels comes in over one hundred different colors and patterns from Antique White, to Black Granite, to the Monticello Maple the Contractor installed today on the UAS Freshman Housing project.
These panels are being installed on the underside of the building entrance canopy and provide warmth to the entrance, alongside the Yellow Cedar timbers we talked about on June 13th.
Monticello Maple Panel
Montincello Maple Panel
UAS Freshman Residential Hall Entrance Canopy
UAS FH Entrance
As you can imagine, paneling for a building entrance, is just one use of this unique building material. Check out the manufactures website for other projects that used these panels for walls, ceilings and the exterior cladding on the Tasina Lodge in Valdez Alaska.
Most of the trades are still working inside the building including electrical, mechanical, sheet rock, drywall, painting and the flooring subcontractor started this week and should have the top floor of Hall II carpeted out by Monday. Look for some near complete photos of Room 451B in next week’s Blog.