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Coreslab Structures was engaged in 2020 to construct a 7,072-square-foot safe room and basketball practice facility for Greenbrier Junior High School. The project included 49 precast pieces, 17 34″ double tees with FEMA reinforcement in the 4″ flanges and no field topping required, as well as 32 12″ insulated wall panels with a light blast finish above the brick veneer.
The wall panels featured 2″ of rigid polyisocyanurate insulation, 3/4″ chamfered edges with two horizontal reveals, and were 10′ and 12′ wide, with a wall panel height of 24′. The structural precast met PCI MNL 116 and Seismic Design Category “C” and FEMA 361 design criteria. Continuous ledges were used to support the double tee roof system.
Precast concrete components offer several distinct benefits for this project. The use of precast concrete components provides a cost-efficient and high-quality solution by reducing labor costs, minimizing construction time, and eliminating the need for field topping. The lightweight polyisocyanurate insulation used in the wall panels helps to enhance energy efficiency, providing better insulation and sound absorption than traditional materials.
Precast concrete components are also highly durable and offer superior strength and longevity. Additionally, the high-quality design criteria required to meet PCI MNL 116 and FEMA 361 criteria ensures that the building is safe, secure, and able to withstand severe weather or seismic events. Precast concrete components are a great solution for this project, providing a cost-effective, safe, and durable solution.