Will be Located at Michigan s Lawrence Technological University
SUMMERVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Construct, SCRA Applied R&D s architectural structures affiliate, today announced that they have won a competitive contract to build a composite structure. Construct will be working with DeMaria, the general contractor that is building the new Taubman Complex for Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Construct will fabricate, deliver and install a 42-foot recycled carbon fiber composite orb staircase enclosure. To achieve potential LEED credits for the project, Construct will use at least 10 percent post-industrial recycled carbon fiber content from SCRA portfolio company, MIT-RCF, of Lake City, South Carolina.
The opportunity to offer our unique advanced materials proficiency using recycled carbon fiber will help bring this distinctive design to life and will be a beautiful focal point for the building.
It was important to find a green technology that will not only achieve LEED credits, but will also offer durability and strength to meet the design requirements, said Mike Les, Project Manager for DeMaria. We look forward to what this unique project will bring to the building.
The design architect for the building is the Los Angeles-based architecture firm Morphosis, founded by Thom Mayne, and the architect of record for the project is Kahn of Detroit. The design includes particular specifications for structural strength and aesthetic elements. The structure will be an all-composite, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285-certified staircase enclosure which is supported from the side and hangs over a reflection pool.
We are delighted to bring our expertise in composite structures to this exciting project, said SCRA Vice President and Construct General Manager David Humphries. The opportunity to offer our unique advanced materials proficiency using recycled carbon fiber will help bring this distinctive design to life and will be a beautiful focal point for the building.
SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions with high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients. To fulfill our mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector has helped over 300 early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our Applied R&D sector manages over 100 national and international programs worth $2.8 billion in contract value and our R&D Facilities sector builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced, high-tech manufacturing shops. Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA s cumulative output into South Carolina s economy to be over $18.1 billion.
Construct offers advanced material expertise to bring unique designs to life. We work with architects early in the design process to select, engineer and deliver the best available material solution based upon the key requirements and installation criteria for each project. Construct also offers contract composite engineering services in coordination with existing engineering consultants.
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