Central Arizona College - Academic Services Building

The CAC Academic building was designed to replicate the look of the adjacent mountain range. The finish on the panels needed to have a split-face look of the side of the mountain. Working with the Architect, sample panels were developed to achieve the desired look using an integral colored concrete mix and a rod finish to the outside face of the panels. Because of the rod finish on the outside, all panels had to be cast outside face-up and the reveals hung in place instead of the traditional method of gluing or fastening the reveals to the floor.

The floors of the building were integral colored with a special aggregate and a ground polish finish. Due to the fact that the owner wanted minimal impact to the existing native site and that the site had some protected wash areas that could not be disturbed, all the panels were cast on casting beds and walked into place from up to 200 feet away.

 
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Project Location

Apache Junction, AZ 85119
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Meadow Burke
Suppliers:
Meadow Burke
Nox-Crete Products Group
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Project Specifics

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Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
88 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
32,796 sq ft (3,047 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
45,000 sq ft (4,181 sq m)
Project Footprint:
45,000 sq ft (4,181 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 11 in (9.44 m)
Largest Panel:
820 sq ft (76.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
72,300 lbs (32,795 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
31 ft 0 in (9.46 m)