Wakefield High School
Reduced Carbon Footprint by 245 tons and increased Speed of Construction by 30 days.
Contractor: Century Concrete
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Application: Slab on Grade
Slab on Metal Deck
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.
ADDED HELIX STEEL VALUE
Increase in Shear Strength: 192%
Increase in Modulus of Rupture: 18%
Increase in Durability: 22%
Increased Speed of Construction: 30 Days
Reduction in Carbon Footprint: 245 Tons
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.