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John and Frances Angelos Law Center

University of Baltimore

Project Name: University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Project Location: Baltimore City, Maryland
Customer: Whiting Turner Contracting Company
Project Type: Higher Education
Contract Value: 10-15 Million USD
Project Features:
  • 12 stories
  • 190,000 square feet of new construction
  • Inner open atrium from ground level to the roof skylight
  • 60 ft. tall columns
  • Opening in Spring 2013
  • Designed by Behnisch Architekten of Stuttgart, Germany in partnership with Baltimore's Ayers/Saint/Gross, Inc.
  • LEED Silver Certification supported by Schuster's use of job site waste recycling, certified lumber, 98% combined recycled materials for rebar, and local materials with recycled content including concrete sourced within 20 miles of the project (from Schuster Concrete plants) and composed of regional materials.
Construction Materials:
  • 17,000 cubic yards of concrete, most of which was exposed
  • 1,100 tons of rebar
  • 181 zone radiant heat and cooling system poured inside the concrete slabs and decks for a total of 281,000' of 5/8" PEX tubing equating to 53 miles!
Construction Techniques:
  • 60' exposed round atrium columns required collaboration with Doka Formwork using Tekla Structures for 3D modeling of formwork and scaffolding.
  • 3D BIM model using Tekla Structures
  • Radiant heat and cooling in the slabs
  • Exposed sand blasted site walls
  • Different slab edge on each floor
  • Most of the concrete was poured at night to avoid delivery delays and traffic congestion
Notable Accomplishments:
  • Completed ahead of schedule
  • Single largest pour in company history of more than 2,100 cubic yards for the mat slab utilizing two concrete pumps and two concrete plants over a 12-hour period of time.
  • Scaffolding towers exceeding 160 ft. tall in the central atrium
Additional Information:
  • Winner of Award of Excellence with ABC Baltimore
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