Yale University


New Haven, CT


Yale University, LLC, New Haven, CT


Herbert S. Newman & Partners


Girard & Company


The Fusco Corporation


Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., Branford, CT

Project Scope

Sq. Footage:

97,400 sf of supported structured area


4 floors

Structural Precast Elements:

794 total pieces including—
• 257 bearing walls
• 39 shear walls
• 40 8" prestressed hollowcore plank
• 458 10" prestressed hollowcore plank
Yale University

General Information
• The residence hall is "L" shaped consisting of four levels to accommodate approximately 400 students.
• The basic framework of the structure is comprised of precast concrete interior bearing walls and exterior shear walls supporting hollowcore floor plank consisting of 97,400 SF.
• Project utilized a design/build construction format due to budget and time constraints.

Unique Features:
• The structure was designed as a "swing" dormitory to accommodate students temporarily while renovation work was being done to the existing structures, therefore a condensed design and construction schedule was critical. Utilizing precast concrete allowed manufacturing to continue simultaneously with the design/build construction documents condensing the schedule by three months. Erection of the structure continued through the winter months uninterrupted allowing other trades to begin their work.
• The building is characterized by gables, dormers and brick cladding, which allow it to blend into the historic campus where most buildings are more than 100 years old.
• The durability, fire rating and sound insulating characteristics of precast concrete make it fitting for a student dormitory or any type of housing project.

Project Timeline:
Contract award to Blakeslee: 5/26/97
• Begin shop drawings: 5/26/97
• Start of precast erection: 9/17/97
• Complete precast erection: 11/13/97
• Project completion: 7/31/98

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