The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has an annual awards program for outstanding concrete construction projects. This year Skyway Slag Cement was part of the team that received the second place award for High Rise Structures.
Second Place – High-Rise Structures
The Reed at Southbank, Chicago, IL, USA. The Reed at Southbank is the first high-rise in Chicago built with a new low-carbon concrete mixture, replacing up to 30 to 70% of portland cement with Skyway Slag Cement. The Reed is a 41-story cast-in-place concrete structure with exposed concrete ceilings and columns throughout. A proprietary low-carbon concrete mixture and an extensive wind screen protection system was used for the project, along with a unique material delivery by barge. The windscreens were prefabricated by Doka off site, barged down the Chicago River, picked up, and immediately assembled along the building.
Project Team Members: Owner: Lendlease Development; Architectural Firm: Perkins&Will; Engineering Firm: Magnusson Klemencic Associates; General Contractor: Lendlease (US) Construction; Concrete Contractor: McHugh Concrete Construction, Inc.; Concrete Supplier: Oremus Material; Concrete Mixture Consultant: Master Builders Solutions; Slag Cement Provider: Skyway Slag Cement.
Nominator: Self-Nomination, Meghan McLean