University’s new residence hall was critical to meet the growing demand for housing. Set in Cullowhee, N.C., the rural location of Western Carolina University presented challenges to attracting a strong skilled labor force which can impact the cost, schedule and quality of projects there if not well managed.
Also, the winter can be harsh, impacting those same factors. Working with precast concrete producer Metromont, Vannoy Construction proposed an all–precast concrete structure to help mitigate those issues.
Read more about this project in the Winter 2021 issue of Ascent.
The project absolutely had to be completed on time. A residence hall must be open in August. Precast concrete construction was a big part of making that happen. Up against a hard opening date, precast concrete was the best option to meet the schedule and to minimize disruption to students. Most of the precast concrete system was erected during the summer of 2018.