The new building provides 1,152 beds in 320 suite- and semi-suite style dormitory units. Also included is a greenspace courtyard, classroom space, community rooms, laundry rooms, and a 15,000-SF white box shell space for a 400+ seat dining hall. Interior finishes are typical of an institutional dormitory building utilizing a mix of carpet tile and ceramic tile flooring in the dorm units.
Supported by 345 eighteen-inch in diameter and 70-foot-deep auger cast piles, the structure is a Metromont “Metro-Deck.” The system allows for a much faster construction schedule than conventional cast-in-place techniques. The Metro-Deck system required detailed planning during preconstruction to ensure all the panels would be on-site when needed at the exact specifications for the structure. The team was innovative with the coordination of electrical systems with the use of the Metro-Deck system which had never been utilized on a structure of this height.
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