BYU ENGINEERING BUILDING
Project Confirmation Number: 42260
Entry Category INSTITUTIONAL PRIVATE ENTRIES:
PRIVATE SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
700 E 900 N
Provo, Utah 84604
Brief description of the project:
The BYU College of Engineering & Technology Building has been designed to facilitate modern learning and teaching methods in many engineering fields, while replacing some of BYU's outdated engineering spaces. This new building will greatly benefit the community and our client as they strive to meet the current and future needs of Utah’s white-hot tech economy.
Size of Building:
200,000 square feet
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
169,000 Norman Brick
11,900 8” CMU
16,800 12” CMU
5,800 SF Cordova Stone
2,800 LF Precast Banding
1,250 SF Precast Window Surrounds & Column Wraps
Project completion date: August 2018
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques.
Responsible owners and designers select brick because they know that brick have low embodied energy, one of the lowest life cycle costs, and the durability of stone. Additionally, Cordova Stone was used to economically supply the look and feel of natural limestone. Cordova Stone is custom made with the look of natural stone and aggregate color consistent throughout the unit.
This high-quality masonry product adds beauty and elegance to any project and gives you all the benefits of a modern masonry veneer Precast bands, sills and wall caps provide the details that make an ordinary project an extraordinary one. They can emphasize unique color hues and detailed sculptural characteristics…the essence of true masonry craftsmanship.
Due to the proximity of the adjacent buildings, students, faculty and staff, safety of the personnel and public were the number one project priority. Constrained site conditions also required special training for using equipment in tight areas as well as coordinating deliveries for road closures.
The masonry contractor worked closely with the general contractor to maintain the safety standards that both companies insist on.
The exterior envelope — which consisted of brick, ACM panel, curtain wall, punch windows and pre-cast — presented unique challenges in structural connection design. There were issues with the installation of the precast panels structural connections which had to be overcome without delaying construction progress.
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