MSU Cyclotron Facility

East Lansing, Michigan

Reduced Carbon Footprint by 33 tons and increased Shear Strength by 194%.


Project Summary

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%.  



Category:                 Commercial
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 









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

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