Mount Airy, North Carolina -- NCFI Polyurethanes is providing its high performance InsulStar spray foam insulation for 600 US soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
With 43 000 personnel, Fort Bragg is one of the largest military complexes in the world. The US Army is using the base to test its new modular housing -- UEPH (Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing) -- due to open in May 2010, a 24 March NCFI statement said.
"InsulStar is a multi-use product--high performance insulation, air barrier, moisture barrier, and includes an anti-microbial agent, so it doesn't surprise me they chose it," says Brian Nuhfer, president of Foam Applicators, Inc, and a second-generation insulation applicator.
The UEPH, which requires an air tightness of 0.25 cubic feet per minute per square foot at 75 pascals, will house single soldiers and is intended to be functionally and technically similar to private apartment type housing, the Corps of Engineers said in the statement.
According to NCFI, Nuhfer spent over three weeks at the $45-million facility, applying InsulStar to the walls and roof, and outside corner spaces with only three applicators.
"I know for certain this building will be efficient, safe and comfortable for these soldiers," Nuhfer added. (RD)