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Erie Art Museum

Award Description

Macrosynthetic fibers played an important reinforcing role in the expansion project at the Erie Art Museum in Erie, PA. The museum owner's desire for an eye-catching and joint-free floor surface for their 10,000 sq ft addition prompted the concrete contractor to submit high-volume macrosynthetic fibers as an alternate to the specified matt-steel reinforcement.

The ground/polished concrete floor enhanced the project's sustainable platform by eliminating the steel reinforcement and placement labor, eliminating carpet and mastic floor covering, eliminating the slab sawcutting process, and using all local materials and products.

The pervious pavement segment contributed to sustainability by accommodating storm-water run-off issues, while using a recycled polyproplene fiber reinforcement to toughen and strengthen the pavement for future traffic and snow plowing concerns.

Project Participants

Owner - Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
Architect/Designer - Edge Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
Structural Engineer - Desimone Consulting Engineers, San Francisco, CA
General Contractor - Spaulding Banks Project Management, Erie, PA
Concrete Contractor - Maya Brothers Inc., Erie, PA
Concrete Producer - Baycrete Inc., Erie, PA
Grind/Polish Contractor - Diamond Designer Concrete, Erie, PA
LEED Consultant - Evolve Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Civil Engineer - Civil and Environmental Consultants, Pittsburgh, PA

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