Wakefield High School

Arlington, Virginia

Reduced Carbon Footprint by 245 tons and increased Speed of Construction by 30 days.


Project Summary

Category:                 Commercial
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.





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.

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