- Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y.
Precast Producer and Precast Specialty Engineer
- U.S. Concrete, Euless, Tex.
- Stantec Architecture Inc., Chicago, Ill.
- David Chou & Associates
- LeChase Construction Services Inc., Rochester, N.Y.
Key Project Attributes
- Fabricating the precast concrete components under controlled conditions in the plant ensured high quality and tight tolerances, minimizing field adjustments and speeding up erection time, saving about five months per building.
- Casting components off-site while site work was completed allowed precast concrete pieces to be ready for erection as soon as foundations were ready, speeding up construction.
- Precast concrete’s aesthetic versatility provided a complementary look that blended all buildings into one unified appearance.
- Embedded thin brick eliminated trades at the site and provided textured masonry look in a panelized system, minimizing long-term maintenance needs.
- Load-bearing precast concrete walls combined with plank to eliminate time, material, and cost from design.
- Staging panels off-site alleviated concerns for congestion and safety during construction on busy campus.
- Precast concrete planks provided open span lengths that increased design flexibility for interiors.
- Final four dormitories in eight-dorm complex.
- 587,683 square feet (1.130 million square feet in total complex.
- 1,981 precast concrete components, including load-bearing architectural precast concrete wall panels and planks.
- 226,000 square feet of precast concrete panels.
- Panels designed to handle shear forces parallel to the building’s face, reducing cross-bracing needs.
- Finishes included embedded thin brick and acid-washed buff textures.