Kendeda Building – Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA - 2019

Project Description

The Georgia Institute of Technology received a $30 million commitment from the Kendeda Fund to build what is expected to be the most environmentally advanced education and research building constructed in the southeast. The 50-cubic-yard pour, across part of the building’s first floor, was the first of five in which a thin layer of a special, FORTA-FERRO reinforced concrete was spread over tubing for the building’s radiant floors. In addition to the concrete mix being injected with CarbonCure, an additive that increases carbon content to strengthen concrete, it also included 7.5 lb/cu yd of FORTA-FERRO synthetic fiber. By adding fiber, the engineers will reduce shrinkage, improve strength and conduction ability, and provide temperature control to prevent cracking. The fiber additive also allowed the building to rely on a thinner layer of concrete, so the engineers didn’t have to design wood posts, beams, or wooden floor panels to support the weight. Thomas Concrete was presented The Swarm Changemaker Award for the use of FORTA-FERRO in the Kendeda Living Building.

Key Points

  • Increase Durability
  • Reduce Cracking
  • Save Time

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