Author Archives: Pat Austin

About Pat Austin

BSIE from Marquette University in 1986, MSMSE from UW Madison in 1989. General contractor for 13 years before joining the ACH Foam team in 2007. Married to Kelly, with four sons.

Problem: Compressible Building-Site Soils / Solution: Foam-Control® Geofoam

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative When a potential building site is evaluated for its suitability to a proposed construction project, the load-bearing capacity of the soil supporting the structure is a major concern.  Geotechnical engineers are often consulted to evaluate … Continue reading

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IH794 – Building Highway Access Ramps with Geofoam

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative    Over the past few years, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has endeavored to renovate Interstate Highway 794 in downtown Milwaukee.  This highway runs past the port of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan’s lakefront, over the … Continue reading

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Roof Insulation Performance in Cold Climates

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products In the northern parts of the United States and Canada, insulation usage is largely designed to keep buildings warm. In Wisconsin, where I live, our average year-round temperature hovers around 45°F, depending … Continue reading

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Rooftop Plazas – Valuable Real Estate

By: Pat Austin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products In today’s urban landscape, green space is often a valuable commodity in short supply. Real estate values in these environments often make outdoor landscapes impractical. Yet people still crave views of the … Continue reading

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The Rest of the [EPS] Story

By:  Pat Austin, Sales Representative – Architectural Products At the risk of dating myself, I have to admit that one of my favorite personalities in the entertainment industry was the late Paul Harvey, who made famous by a short program he … Continue reading

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