Hycrete and Thomas Jefferson School of Law Earn Top “Institutional” Project of 2011
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CARLSTADT, N.J., January 19, 2012 – Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, today announced that it will be honored at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, January 24, for its contribution to helping Thomas Jefferson School of Law (“TJSL”) win the 2011 GreenSite Institutional Project of the Year.
Hycrete, a firm dedicated to solving problems associated with water in concrete and other building materials, develops water-based solutions that inhibit water and chloride migration through concrete, making concrete last longer, reducing the potential for corrosion-related damage, and protecting building interiors. Hycrete’s admixtures were used in the new TJSL building in downtown San Diego, CA that is pursuing LEED Gold Certification. The project includes an eight-story classroom building with ground-level retail space and three levels of underground parking.
The Concrete Producer’s annual GreenSite Awards program recognizes innovations in developing and building sustainable projects. TJSL’s decision to use Hycrete’s integral concrete waterproofing system saved time and money and even contributed a LEED point. By eliminating external waterproofing membranes, the School reduced construction by four weeks and saved $187,000 in construction costs on day one, a 32% improvement over traditional waterproofing approaches. Also, the USGBC awarded the School a credit for Membrane-Free Construction Through Integral Concrete Waterproofing (Innovation in Design Credit 1.1). Benefits include the elimination of 36 tons of landfill debris and over 50,000 pounds of non-renewable materials. For its exceptional environmental design and performance, TJSL earned top honor as Institutional Project of the Year.
“We are honored to have helped Thomas Jefferson School of Law earn this prestigious honor,” said Richard Guinn, Chief Executive Officer of Hycrete. “In addition to helping to maximize concrete durability and extend the structural life of the building with the Hycrete technology, we were able to help the School eliminate a significant amount of waste from the construction stream and save time and money up front.”
Hycrete and Thomas Jefferson School of Law will be recognized at the 2012 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV Tuesday, January 24 at 4pm at the new “How-To” zone located in the Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Concrete Pavilion (outside the South Hall).