- Project GlaxoSmithKline Data Center
- Location Collegeville, Pennsylvania
- Type of Precast CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels
- Project Size 70,000 sq. ft.
- Architect Jacobs Engineering Group, St. Louis, Mo.
- Engineer Jacobs Engineering Group, St. Louis, Mo.
- Contractor Jacobs Field Services, Orlando, Fla.
- Owner GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, Pa.
- Precaster Oldcastle Precast Building Systems
Aesthetic Appeal and Green Advantages Part of GlaxoSmithKline’s New Data Center
GlaxoSmithKline noted the environmental benefits of green construction through use of CarbonCast High Performance Insulated Wall Panels® with C-GRID® carbon fiber reinforcement on its new data center in Collegeville, Pa.
The project required the manufacture of 291 EPS-insulated, non-load bearing CarbonCast High Performance Insulted Wall Panels with C-GRID shear trusses. Each panel is composed of two concrete wythes separated by continuous insulation (ci) for relatively low thermal conductivity and an R-value of 20.
Most panels in this construct were 40-45’ high, 10’ wide and 12” thick with an insulating “trough” tapering down from 5-1/2” to 3-1/2”, Also fabricated were smaller in-fill pieces, column covers, and 8” solid concrete panels for the back of the building. Exterior concrete wythes were 3-3-1/2” thick due to the deep-ribbed pattern finish,
The building blends well with the rest of its corporate campus through use of a terra cotta pigment and ribbed pattern on the CarbonCast High Performance Insulted Wall Panels.
The panel’s light weight and speed of erection limited time on the job site time as did its fabrication relatively close to the site. Implications of its exceptional insulating value are inherent energy savings and a substantial reduction to the facility’s carbon footprint.
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