General Health System Medical Building

Baton Rouge, LA - April 2013

Project Description

The General Health System Medical Building project represented an opportunity for fiber reinforcement alternate to conventional temperature-steel to offer both performance and cost advantages. After reviewing their reinforcement options, the project engineers chose FORTA-FERRO® at a dosage of 5.0 lbs. / cu. yd. The use of fibers allowed for a faster construction process by eliminating the time and labor needed to properly place and position the welded-wire fabric, and provided a more uniform three-dimensional crack control reinforcement. Even at a dosage of 5.0 lbs. / cu. yd., the FORTA-FERRO® offered a superior surface finish, and minimized shrinkage-related cracking on 108,000 square feet of composite metal deck construction that required 2,000 cubic yards of concrete and 10,000 pounds of fiber.

Key Points:

  • Superior Finish
  • Extreme Durability
  • Speed of Construction

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