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Glacier railways Kitzsteinhorn (Austria)

In 2014, Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG broke ground on an ambitious 18-month project to add two new chair/gondola “glacier railways” at the alpine ski area Kitzsteinhorn in Austria. In addition to conquering the many construction challenges inherent to this frigid, storm-prone, high-altitude location, the contractor, Empl-Bau GmbH, needed to employ a fire-resistant insulating material that would prevent heat loss in the top- and mid-station buildings while minimizing condensation and frost on their interior surfaces, even when outside temperatures dropped as low as -20° C.

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