Award: Innovative Applications
Contractor: Baker Concrete
Concrete: Hilltop Companies
Slag Cement: Skyway
Corporex in partnership with AEG Presents/PromoWest announced on May 9, 2019, a new $40 million, 38,000 square foot, concert venue which was the catalyst to kick off Phase I of Ovation in Newport, Kentucky. The ground-breaking design accommodates indoor audiences of up to 2,700 and an outdoor capacity for the summer shows of up to 7,000 concert goers. The facility is expected to attract over 350,000 to 400,000 fans annually to this intimate music setting. The concert hall, with its unique sweeping roof design, sits atop a 550-car structured parking garage.
In this project the use of slag cement aided with the consistency of the mix. Reaching the needed strength in an ample amount of time allowed the contractor to have an advantageous cast in-place schedule.
The engineer on record requested a low shrinkage value to help increase durability and overall strengths on the majority of delivered ready mix for the elevated slabs. This mix also included a high range water reducer and corrosion inhibitor.
SmartRock Plus maturity sensors were also used in the elevated decks to help measure in place strengths which quickened the form removal process and overall project timeline.