California Academy of Sciences

Location: San Francisco
Owner: California Academy of Sciences
Development Manager: D.R. Young Associates
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Chong Partners
Engineer: Arup

Low-CO2 Concrete from Central Concrete

Project Highlights

  • 409,178 sf
  • The California Academy of Sciences project was one of the first projects in the Bay Area to specify Central Concrete’s low carbon mixes for its project
  • Central Concrete’s low carbon mixes were engineered to utilize 50% cement replacement materials
  • Concrete floors and walls with structural steel/concrete roof
  • As of June 2012: Largest public Platinum-rated building in the world and world’s greenest museum with a total score of 54 points
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“Webcor used its concrete expertise to create many one-of-a-kind structures including six aquariums that required complex compound curves, waterproof concrete and massive custom acrylic windows. In addition, the exceptionally high-quality architectural concrete was deemed as aesthetically superior to the option of using stone cladding for the exterior façade.”

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