Huntsman Cancer Institute
Project: The Huntsman Cancer Institute
Structural Engineers: Reaveley Engineers and Associates
Contractor: Jacobsen Construction
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Product: ADVA® Superplasticizer
and ECLIPSE® Shrinkage Reducing
Concrete Supplier: Monroc, Inc.
The Challenge . . .
When the Huntsman Cancer Institute had to construct its basement facility,
it needed to pour concrete floors that wouldn't crack from shrinkage.
Any significant cracking during the life of the floor slab could introduce
bacteria, parasites, or other undesirable elements into what should be
a clean room environment. Such an intrusion could compromise study results
and jeopardize the success of potentially life-saving multi-year, multi-million
dollar research projects.
The Solution . . .
Jacobsen Construction and Reaveley Engineers and Associates, structural
engineers and contractor respectively for the research center funded by
the Jon and Karen Huntsman family, did some research of their own. They
discovered the perfect cure for cracking concrete ADVA Superplasticizer
and Eclipse Shrinkage Reducing Admixture from Grace.