The University of Washington operates the Northwest Hospital & Medical Center on the north end of Seattle. Recently a remodel of one of the buildings included a change of use for an existing sloped floor lecture auditorium. The space was redesigned to serve as a state of the art surgical facility to improve care and offer additional professional services for patients. Part of the construction process involved changing the existing sloped elevation of a slab on grade floor to create a flat usable space for the new surgical suite. The project Engineers specified InsulFoam GF EPS15 as a structural void fill to reverse the slope. One of Insulfoam’s territory sales managers, Dan Michaels worked with the contractor to design a custom factory cut puzzle with shop drawing to minimize field fabrication on the job-site Due to no access for heavy equipment and a prohibition of mechanical compaction noise required with standard soil fill, EPS Geofoam served as an excellent alternative lightweight structural fill material that provided a strong, stable sub-base for the new concrete floor slab.
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