UAS FH Constrtuction Update for 10/11/2013
Big Blue Pipe:
The Contractor has been busy this week with more than 20 workers on site some days. The carpenters poured several more foundations for the commons area between the two Residence Halls. Alaska Electric Light and Power (AEL&P) was on site early in the week and placed underground power lines up to about the Noyse Pavilion. The site work crew completed the sewer line and started reclaiming the large cut through the trees so it will quickly grow back with native vegetation. However, it was the mechanical contractor who brought the most color to the construction site this week with their installation of several Big Blue Pipes. These pipes are air ducts that will be used circulate air thought the building. Without the proper ventilation, the building would feel stuffy and here in Southeast Alaska be a haven for mold growth.
All of the Big Blue Pipes you see in these photos will be covered in soil and buried, as they lie beneath the first floor. If you want to know more about this Big Blue Pipe you can look at the manufacturers’ website at http://www.blueduct.com/