The Capitol Preservation Board as won this year “Excellence in Concrete” Award from ACI (for more information on ACI click here). This award recognizes the extensive and unique use of concrete in the Base Isolation of the Capitol. The Capitol was originally constructed in 1915 as a concrete frame building. Concrete was used to for the first time in load transfers for the capitol due to the concrete frame. The capitol also combined suspension bridge technology with post tension concrete technology for the first time to support and suspend the rotunda piers in the center of the building.
The award will be presented to the Executive Director, Architects, Structural Engineers and the Construction Manager on Friday March 27, 2009 at the Little America Hotel.