During the upcoming Concrete Convention and Exposition, join ACI 124 for a free walking tour of exemplary concrete buildings at 1 p.m. Monday, March 26. It will be led by ACI Intermountain Chapter member Sarah Sutherland, business development director of Forterrra Structural & Specialty Products.
The tour will last about an hour and will cover a variety of notable concrete buildings within easy walking distance of the convention venues, the Grand America Hotel and The Little America Hotel.
The tour will consist of these points of interest, among others:
Salt Lake City Public Library
The main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library at 210 East 400 South was completed in 2003. The architecturally unique 200,000-square-foot building was designed by the architectural firm of Moshe Safdie and Associates in conjunction with local architects VCBO Architecture. Since its opening, it has received numerous design awards and accolades.
Salt Lake City Public Safety Building
The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building at 475 South 300 East was built in 2013 and was the first net-zero LEED Platinum-certified public safety building in the nation. The insulated precast wall panels help achieve the R-19 value providing resilient, sustainable structural elements that contribute to the design aesthetics.
Deseret News Building
The former Deseret News building at 30 East 100 South was built in 1997 using glass fiber reinforced concrete. The GFRC covers all nine stories and has a light acid-etch exposure.
Relief Society Building
The Relief Society Building at 76 North Main St. was built in 1956. This building has a white architectural precast concrete skin that exposes a white quartz finish and ornate detailing.