Indiana University’s Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility is keeping pace with the acquisition of more books, films, textiles, art, and other materials The university has been expanding storage space with state-of-the-art climate-controlled areas that preserve delicate items. Precast concrete has played a key role in this effort with its insulating and thermal properties, strength, durability, and adaptability.
Read more about this project in the Winter 2023 issue of Ascent.
Precast concrete was a good choice for several reasons. Walls can be insulated where needed, it creates a durable exterior, it allows for load-bearing construction and cost savings, and it eliminates the need for steel-framing support.