Hybrid snow-melt installation atop a 970-foot walkway joining two sides of Utah’s largest public university becomes first large-scale use of Uponor PP-RCT in North America. Radiant heating specialist Thermal Engineering threads 1,900 feet of PP-RCT through bridgeworks to feed 36,000 feet of PEX snow melt along the pedestrian bridge.
BY MICHAEL NICHOLSON
OREM, UTAH — Contractor Aron Frailey estimates he has installed as many as one thousand radiant snow-melt projects since entering the business right out of college nearly 20 years ago. The jobs have been many and varied — from high-end residential to large commercial. He even spent three weeks in Moscow in 2017 at the behest of the U.S. State Department, building a snow-melt system for the U.S. Embassy there — “although I couldn’t speak a lick of Russian.”