Tennessee Concrete Association officials wanted their new campus to make a statement about concrete as the most creative and sustainable building material. This desire drove them to develop the campus as a concrete showcase. The project used several Low Impact Development strategies, and emphasized energy efficiency, durability, and safe concrete construction methods. The 1.88 acre campus includes an 1800 square-foot concrete uninsulated block building and a 10,000-square-foot fire-damaged steel warehouse. The project features installed pervious and conventional concrete, a concrete perimeter fence of retaining wall blocks, attractive demonstration areas for concrete flatwork, and footings intended to showcase concrete's ability to provide safe shelter from inclement weather. The office building's new façade includes 2 inches of insulation, and features manufactured stone and cement-based siding.
Owner: Tennessee Concrete Association, Nashville