MSU Cyclotron Facility
East Lansing, Michigan
Reduced Carbon Footprint by 33 tons and increased Shear Strength by 194%.
Michigan State University is home to one of the world’s flagship nuclear science research facilities. This National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is funded by the National Science Foundation to be a national user facility with a mission to provide beams of rare isotopes for researchers from around the world.
When completing this project, MSU chose to use Helix Steel Twisted Steel Micro-Rebar™ reinforcement as a structural reinforcement. The dosage of 9 lb/yd3 in a 3.5” thick section replaced the original 6x6, W3.0/W3.0 mesh. The modulus of rupture increased by 18%, the durability by 22% and the shear strength increased by 194%.
Contractor: Granger Construction
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Application: Slab on Grade and Slab on Metal Deck
Original Design: 3.5” thick sections, 6x6, W3.0/W3.0 mesh Helix Dosage: 3.5” thick sections with 9 lb/yd3
ADDED HELIX STEEL VALUE
Increase in Shear Strength: 194%
Increase in Modulus of Rupture: 18%
Increase in Durability: 22%
Increased Speed of Construction: 7 Days
Reduction in Carbon Footprint: 33 Tons