Northwestern University wall rides wave of creativity to PCI Building Award

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The winning project of the Precast/Prestressed Institute’s 2019 Building Awards – Custom Solution entailed a unique setting on the western edge of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Ill. Chicago architect Perkins + Will was faced with the challenge of keeping the foundation of the new Ryan Fieldhouse & Walter Athletics Center at Northwestern University from being damaged by waves and ice rubble. The solution: a design-build precast concrete coastal wall made up of 109 5-ft. wide segments of varying heights and tapers arranged in two planes to replicate the appearance of a wave.

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NRMCA’s Garbini, Northwestern’s Shah to address European Ready-Mixed Congress

Sources: European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization, Brussels; CP staff

Northwestern University Civil Engineering Professor and Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials founding director Surendra Shah will keynote the ERMCO Congress XVII, June 4-5, in Instabul, with “Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years.”

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