The Kay Jewelers Pavilion at Akron Children’s Hospital is a $200 million expansion of its Akron, OH, campus to meet the current and future needs of children and their families. The project includes 63,000 ft2 (5850 m2) of slab-on-ground and 337,000 ft2 (31,300 m2) of 15 in. (380 mm) flat-plate concrete structural frame. The project was designed using LEED Silver Design concepts from the USGBC LEED for Healthcare, incorporating points from Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation, and Design Process. The engineering team worked with Essroc, Euclid Chemical, Baker Concrete Construction, and Mack Concrete to develop a concrete mixture containing slag cement for increased durability, performance, and environmental sustainability.
Use of slag cement contributed toward achieving LEED Silver status and provided consistent and reliable strength development that enabled completion of the concrete frame construction ahead of schedule.
Project credits: Akron Children’s Hospital, Owner; Hasenstab Architects and HKS Architects, Architects; Thorson Baker & Associates, Inc., Engineer; Baker Concrete Construction Contractors, Contractor; Mack Concrete, Inc., Concrete; and Essroc Italcementi Group, Slag Cement.