IMPROVEMENTS TO POLAR CAMPS - JAMESWAY CEILING HANGER BRACKET AND CURTAIN RODS.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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New ceiling hanger brackets and curtain rods were developed to increase the speed of installation of curtain partitions in Jamesways and to provide a more sturdy assembly. The new ceiling hanger brackets are supported by existing bolts in the arch rib, thus eliminating the requirement of making any measurements or drilling holes for installation. In addition to supporting curtain rods, the hanger brackets can be used to support heating ducts, electrical wiring, light fixtures, and ceiling panels. It is estimated that installation time of the new ceiling hanger brackets and curtain rods will be about one-third the time required to install the curtain rods used previously. Based on the average cost of Seabee labor in Antarctica, this represents a saving of 152 in outfitting a 12-bedroom Jamesway quarters. It is planned to use the ceiling hanger brackets and curtain rods to outfit a 64-foot Jamesway as a 12-man quarters for in-service test at McMurdo, Antarctica, during Deep Freeze 67. Author
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology