Architectural Concrete Precast

 

Harm A. Weber Academic Center at Judson University
Elgin, IL



Architect: Burnidge Cassell Associates, Elgin, IL
Precast Contractor: Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, IL
Awards: 2009 PCI Award – Best Public/Institutional Building Honorable Mention
Architects By utilizing the unique benefits inherent in precast concrete—high thermal mass, minimal site disturbance and freedom in prefabrication design—this groundbreaking facility was able to become the first building of its type to utilize natural ventilation in the Midwest’s extreme humidity and temperature differentiation. This, coupled with a comprehensive system integration design methodology, aided the building in receiving a LEED gold rating.