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Construction workers.
Date Taken:
December 6, 2003
Photograph By:
Kris Kuenning, NSF

Construction workers fit a panel to the structural frame of the new elevated station at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The structural insulated panels are called oriented strand board (OSB), and have 10 inches of expanded polystyrene insulation between 3/4"" fiberboard panels. Work is performed 24 hours/day, 6 days a week while there is 24 hours of sunlight during the austral summer, late October through mid-February. Exterior construction is performed during the summer while interior work is emphasized in the winter.

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