beauty, design versatility, architectural expression, acoustics
Resource Stewardship in Use: on-site infiltration best choice for stormwater management
Financial Stewardship: stormwater infrastructure savings
Aesthetics: attractive detail on roadways and clarity for pedestrian areas
George Bialecki Jr. takes green building seriously. As developer of age 55+ communities, environmentally responsible design saves his projects money and sells his energy-saving units more quickly. For example, PICP (permeable interlocking concrete pavers) saved thousands of dollars by eliminating conventional storm-water drainage at Autumn Trails, an independent living community with 32 homes located in Moline, IL, as shown in Fig. 1. The savings was so great that it made PICP cost-competitive with conventional asphalt and concrete pavements.
Resource Stewardship in Use: mix and structural design reduced total material use
Resource Stewardship in Supply Chain: reclaimed waste in mix
Financial Stewardship: long service life, more parking on same area due to longer spans
Aesthetics: longer spans allow more open feel and better visibility
The Midfield Terminal at the new Indianapolis International Airport opened in 2008, and includes a massive 7000-car parking garage. Each of the five parking levels is approximately 500,000 ft2 (46,500 m2). The two-way post-tensioned concrete design for the garage maximized the benefit from the chosen HPC mixture.
Resource Stewardship in Use: stormwater and heat island management
Financial Stewardship: integrated parking and stormwater design increased rentable space
Aesthetics: attractive surfacing enhances customer experience and expectations
Aesthetics is what moved Westbank Projects Corporation to use approximately 350,000 ft2 (3.2 ha) of PICP (permeable interlocking concrete pavers) at Marine Market Way (Fig. 1). The project, completed in Spring 2007, boasts nearly 100% occupancy. By combining parking and detention under the 1161-space parking lot, permeable pavement created a bit more rentable space and matched unique building entrances and light fixtures.
Resource Stewardship in Use: mass for temperature buffering, light color concrete for daylighting
Resource Stewardship in Supply Chain: waste material cement replacement
Safety and Stability: seismic and security concerns for a federal facility
Aesthetics: light color concrete for daylighting
Awards and certifications
AIA San Francisco Design Award
GSA Design Honor Award for Architecture
GSA Design Award Citation in Sustainability
Resource Stewardship in Use: thermal mass and radiant heating
Aesthetics: precast used to repeat brick and block façade style on campus
Awards and certifications
Resource Stewardship in Supply Chain: repair and restoration prevents waste, extends service life
Financial Stewardship: repair strategy permitted continued use of facility during construction
Aesthetics: restoration of deteriorating structures has positive effect on whole community
This 5200 ft2 (483 m2) parking deck (Fig. 1) was nearing the end of its service life, and was characterized by widespread concrete deterioration and severe corrosion of reinforcing and prestressing steel. As an alternative to demolition and reconstruction, the owner was able to repair the structure, reducing environmental impact while providing significant initial cost savings, life-cycle cost savings, and schedule savings.
Resource Stewardship in Use: repair and restoration prevents waste, extends service life
Financial Stewardship: extended service life
Aesthetics: unique, historical building restored
In 2005, the Washington Airports Authority decided to rehabilitate and maintain the exterior façade of the architecturally unique and historic Terminal A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Fig. 1).
Resource Stewardship in Use: thermal performance of large tilt up panels
Resource Stewardship in Supply Chain: local production, use of fly ash
Aesthetics: decorative concrete entry plaza
Awards and certifications
Seeking LEED Silver
NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)
Outstanding Industrial Building, Hillsborough County, FL
Broker Deal of the Year—Industrial
Resource Stewardship in Use: service life extended, carbon reduction
Safety and Stability: critical infrastructure reconnected
Financial Stewardship: savings over replacement
Aesthetics: graceful structure over scenic canyon
Through the use of concrete repair procedures recommended by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) (chloride extraction and galvanic protection), a 50-year service life extension to this 75-year-old structure was designed and implemented. Designed and built in the 1930s as a Depression-era work project, the Rainbow Bridge is a critical transportation link in the Cascade Mountains north of Boise, ID. Completion of this project kept 1809 yd3 (1383 m3) of concrete in service.
Financial Stewardship: construction speed
Aesthetics: architecturally complex structure with exposed concrete finish
This center played a prominent role in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver as a training venue for Olympians and volunteers, as well as a central location for all recruitment and logistics. The project got off to a late start, so shortening construction time as much as possible was critical. The structure was architecturally intense, with curved top walls up to 40 ft (12 m) high and extensive reveals, recesses, and block-outs. The specified finish was a light sandblast and two coats of clear sealer, so quality finish was essential.
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