These use energy directly from the sun to preheat the ventilation air in the building. Ground faced CMU was used in this application to enhance the visual appeal of these elements while taking advantage of the inherent thermal mass benefit of concrete masonry.
The 50,000-square-foot facility offers students a world-class academic science facility. The building features the largest lecture hall on campus, classrooms, laboratories for instruction and research, faculty offices, collaborative spaces, simulation facilities, and a computer lab. The construction value was $20 million.
We utilized Building Information Modeling on a Revit platform for the design of this project.