Upper Iowa University’s Bryan Jolley, executive
director of facilities management and services,
is photographed with the Excellence in Concrete
Award that the University received for the flooring
in the new Student Center. The environmentally
friendly concrete on the first floor is stained in
different colors with a burnished shine to break
up the large space in the Commons area. The
Student Center is one of the buildings constructed
as part of UIU’s Phase I capital improvements on
the Fayette campus.
FAYETTE, Iowa (December 9, 2011) – The 2011 Excellence in Concrete (EIC) Award was given to Upper Iowa University (UIU) for the concrete flooring in the UIU Student Center, one of the buildings constructed as part of Phase 1 of UIU’s capital improvements made on the Fayette campus.
According to Bryan Jolley, executive director of facilities management and services, the first floor of the Student Center is slab on grade surrounded by a geothermal heating system. Different colors of concrete stains with a burnished shine were used to break up the large area of space in the Commons area. The concrete flooring on the second level provides a critical structural member, allowing for a large amount of the exterior walls to be constructed of glass.
“This was a flooring choice that we made from the very beginning,” added Jolley. “It is attractive, easy to maintain, and a cost-saving option.”
The EIC Awards are presented by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, recognizing outstanding projects from throughout the state. Entries were judged on the following criteria: architectural consideration of concrete, complexity of project, engineering design, finished appearance, and diverse application of ready mixed concrete.
For more information about Upper Iowa University, go to www.uiu.edu.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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