Taking the “LEED” for Green Schools
The usual demands of building a school—a tight budget and strict schedule—weren’t the only challenges of the Riverside High School Project. The new high school also needed to achieve LEED certification—among the first in the country. Tindall precast's panelized system, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and healthy environment did more than add crucial points toward attaining LEED certification … it ensured significant energy cost savings for the future. Tindall makes the grade with exceptional, LEED-certified, budget-minded precast solutions.
Owner: Greenville County Schools
Architect: BRPH Architects-Engineers, Inc.
Engineer: Professional Engineering Associates
Contractor: M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
Location: Greer, SC
- 2007 CEFPI Excellence In School Building and Design Award; Special Recognition – LEED
- Two-story, 250,000-sq.-ft. high school
- Normal construction schedule cut by four months with simultaneous foundation and manufacturing work, precast erection speed, and on-time delivery of materials.
- Erected in limited work area adjacent to the old school while school was in session
- Erected in eight months
- Long free spans provide open, flexible interior space.
- Repetitive design in classroom units and classroom wings yielded both economic and manufacturing efficiencies.
- Sandblasted concrete and inlay brick exterior echo the look of traditional schools while providing superior quality and low maintenance.
- Unique, trapezoidal classrooms with windows on two sides ensure more natural light.
- Precast, prestressed concrete structure influences points achieved for LEED Green construction certification and ensure future energy costs savings.
- Load-bearing wall panels incorporate the Dow Thermomass® Insulation System.
- Precast pieces totaled 1,688, including insulated and solid wall panels of varying thicknesses, 16-in.- and 20-in.-deep double tees, columns, beams, and slabs.
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“Riverside High School was a tremendous undertaking. . . . The school’s precast concrete structural system was a benefit in many ways to the successful completion of the high school. . . . The fast track schedule of precast was the most contributing factor to meeting the completion schedule of Riverside High School.”
— Keith Burran, Senior Project Manager, Institutional Resources (InRe)