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SPF KEY PART OF
SPFA 2015 NATIONAL CONTRACTOR
EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING
PROJECT (SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS)
Congratulations to Western Pacific Roofing Corp., winner of the 2015 National
Contractor Excellence Award for Specialty Applications. This project is an
example of SPF's unique performance, applicability and appeal, in this case at a
2,600-square-foot monolithic dome in Redlands, California. The material supplier
for this job was Demilec USA.
onolithic domes are designed
to have a life span measured in
centuries, not decades. And, they "meet
FEMA standards for providing nearabsolute protection and have a proven
ability to survive tornadoes, hurricanes,
earthquakes, most manmade disasters, fire, termites and rot," according
to Monolithic Dome Institute's website,
So, it should come as no surprise that
spray polyurethane foam is a key component of a monolithic dome. While they
are considered concrete structures, they
are reinforced using inflatable Airforms,
steel and... SPF.
The tricky part, however, is applying the sprayfoam correctly and safely.
Western Pacific Roofing Corp. conquered
this, plus more, when they installed foam
on the Hildebrand Dome Construction
Monolithic Dome in Redlands, California
Jill Ludvickson of Western Pacific
Roofing Corp. accepts the award from
SPFA President Denny Vandewater.
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- right over the San Andreas Fault -
thus earning a well-deserved Specialty
Western Pacific's contract was to
install 3 inches of closed cell foam
directly to the interior of the monolithic dome. Using closed cell sprayfoam
allowed for high R-value with limited
space. Plus the sprayfoam worked perfectly with the shape of the home.
The foam was applied in three
separate passes and completed in two
days, which was one of the challenges.
"Staying on schedule was mandatory,"
said Richard "Rich" Brunelle of Western
Pacific. So the first day's work had to
completely free of complications. On the
first day, SPF was applied 3/4" thick
to the Airform. Then another pass at
3/4" thin. "This was difficult and our
applicator had to be very careful not to
spray too much foam in the first pass,"
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Spring 2016
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER
FOAM BUSINESS NEWS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – RICHARD R. RAWLINGS
OSHA STANDARD FOR CONFINED SPACES:
SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: TRANSPARENCY AND CHOICE
INDUSTRY’S CHALLENGES SHAPE OUR EVOLUTION
SPF RESEARCH ON AIR QUALITY – PART 2
NEW CONSTRUCTION NEEDS OPEN DOORS FOR SPF INDUSTRY
TOP TRUCKS FOR SPF CONTRACTORS
BEHIND THE FOAM
2015 SPFA CONTRACTOR AWARDS
ASK THE EXPERT – How to Write Clear Contracts
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