Management Safety Alert Letter (K-Span ANA facilities)
[Technical Report, Letter Report]
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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An urgent safety matter has come to my attention that I believe requires immediate action. Specifically, USACE officials have decided to continue using foam insulation and thermal barrier systems in the construction of KSpan structures for the Afghan National Army ANA, despite knowledge that, if improperly installed, these materials pose a serious fire and life safety risk.1Last year, three K-Span structures built for the ANA caught fire during construction, resulting in propertydamage.2 USACE recently examined this matter and issued a decision paper, updated March 10, 2013, that found these fires were linked to the foam insulation and thermal barrier systems used by contractors in constructing K-Span structures see enclosure.3 Allegedly, the contractors installed foam insulation and thermal barrier systems that were not compliant with International Building Code IBC standards.
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