Angie Tennyson

Second Installation at University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst has completed the installation of Isokorb® structural thermal breaks in their second project, the Champions Center.

 

IMAGE SOURCE:   http://www.jcj.com/championscenter

IMAGE SOURCE: http://www.jcj.com/championscenter

Last year, the University of Massachusetts Life Science Laboratories (LSL) was completed with Isokorb® connections at the canopy.

 

University of Mass at Amherst

University of Mass at Amherst

At 56,500 SF, the Champions Center will house multiple basketball courts for the men’s and women’s programs, as well as a Legacy Hall dedicated to the history of the basketball programs.

 

IMAGE SOURCE:   http://www.jcj.com/championscenter

IMAGE SOURCE: http://www.jcj.com/championscenter

The Champions Center will be pursuing LEED Version 3 (2009) New Construction rating of no lower than Silver. The University’s building projects are designed for high energy performance, requiring a solution to thermal bridging.

IMAGE SOURCE:   http://www.jcj.com/championscenter

IMAGE SOURCE: http://www.jcj.com/championscenter

With a design to harvest natural light, the Champions Center features a glass façade with an extended walkway along the building. Isokorb® thermal breaks are included in the structural steel beams which extend through the façade to the walkway overhang.

Champions Center Construction at University of Mass

Champions Center construction underway with structural steel framing and Isokorb® thermal breaks installation.

Champions Center construction underway with structural steel framing and Isokorb® thermal breaks installation.

Completion is on schedule for March 2015. We will keep you updated on the progress.

Project Details

Structural Engineers: RSE Associates, Inc.

Designer/Architect: JCJ Architecture

Contractor: Whiting Turner Contracting Company


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