Tuck Mall Residence Hall
Tuck Mall Residence Hall joined the nearly 40% of U.S. education sector currently employing LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) standards for new projects. J.P. Carrara & Sons of Middlebury, VT supplied 54,600 sf of precast Dynaspan Hollowcore plank for the dormitory. The 8 ft wide, 8 in. thick and 25 ft long planks weighed as much as 8 tons each. Approxomately 100 planks were required for each of the five levels.
The use of precast concrete satisfied the LEED credit criteria assisting in the building achieving Silver Level Certification.
Built for LEED Certification — Precast Concrete Contribution
LEED Credit 4.1 & 4.2
Recycled Content: Fly ash used in the mix is 100% post industrial post industrial material while prestressing strand, Hollowcore mesh and embedded plates are 100% post consumer material.
LEED Credit 5.1 & 5.2
Locally Harvested Materials: Plank was fabricated in a plant that is 73 miles from the jobsite. The origin of the constituents of the plank (cement, steel, aggregate, etc.) on a weight basis result in a product that is theoretically manufactured 106 miles from the jobsite.