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KREX-TV Studio Utilizes R-Control Structural Insulated Panels

ACH Foam Technologies has announced the supply of its patented R-Control Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for the reconstruction of fire-ravaged KREX-TV studio.

The fire that broke out due to an electrical problem in December 2008 had damaged the studio beyond repair. Also the studio was troubled by the helicopter noise emanating from the roof top helicopter pad at the St. Mary's Hospital for several years.

According to Ron Tillery, KREX-TV studio manager, the studio opted for an energy- efficient building with the best possible sound proofing. As per the suggestion given by the architect, the new building incorporated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) manufactured by ACH Foam Technologies. The ready-to-use panels, inserted with R-38 EPS insulation, utilized in the building, provided the required heat and sound proofing. The airtight structure of the SIPs offered improved acoustical benefits to the building.

According to Frank Kiesecker, ACH Foam’s VP Sales and Marketing, the SIPs are effective in stopping mid-to-high-range of airborne frequencies. In the rebuilding of KREX, the airtight constructions of SIPs were equipped to filter the intensity of high frequency helicopter noise.


Joel Scanlon

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Joel relocated to Australia in 1995 from the United Kingdom and spent five years working in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician. His role involved utilizing GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon transitioning to the North Coast of NSW, Australia, Joel embarked on a career as a graphic designer at a well-known consultancy firm. Subsequently, he established a successful web services business catering to companies across the eastern seaboard of Australia. It was during this time that he conceived and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been an integral part of AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000. Joel possesses a keen interest in exploring the boundaries of technology, comprehending its potential impact on society, and actively engaging with AI-driven solutions and advancements.


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