Wakefield High School

Arlington, Virginia
192%Shear Strength
18%Modulus of Rupture
22%Durability
30 DaysSpeed of Construction
245 TonsCarbon Footprint
Category

Commercial

Contractor

Century Concrete

Original Design

6” SOG with 6x6, 2.9W x 2.9W
5.25" SOMD with 6x6, 2.9W x 2.9W
4.5" SOMD with 6x6, 1.4W x 1.4W
4" SOMD with 6x6, 1.4W x 1.4W

Helix Dosage

SOG and each SOMD, removed all Mesh with a 9 lb/yd3 or 5 kg/m3.

Wakefield High School is one of three public high schools located in Arlington, Virginia, closely bordering Alexandria. As part of the county’s school board modernization process, Wakefield High School was approved to receive a new facility.

Century Concrete was selected as part of the construction team. By using Helix Steel, Century Concrete was able to replace the wire mesh reinforcement in the Slab on Grade and each respective Slab on Metal Deck. Saving time, reducing carbon footprint and providing for a stronger, three dimensionally reinforced concrete product.