Dec 09, 2010

Oldcastle Precast Makes Custom Vaults for Storm Water Project at Bennett College

Vaults are part of a runoff management system at the North Carolina school

Oldcastle Precast Inc. of Fuquay-Varina and Greensboro, N.C., was contracted by Hardin Construction Co. LLC to design, engineer and manufacture two underground custom precast panel vaults that are used as sand filters for storm water runoff at the new Global Learning Center and Honors Housing Project at Bennett College in Greensboro, one of two historically black women’s colleges in the country.

The technique used to construct the underground sand filter panel vaults is newer to the Carolinas for storm water management. Oldcastle Precast has used this technique more often in the western United States for constructing storm water management systems 280 ft in length by 85 ft wide, almost as large as a football field. For this project, Oldcastle Precast custom manufactured a 16-ft-wide-by-33-ft-long-by-9-ft-high panel vault for the Honors Housing project and a 16-ft-wide-by-44-ft-long-by-12-ft-high panel vault for the Global Learning Center.

HADP Architecture Inc. is the architect of record for the $22 million capital improvements project at Bennett College. The project completion date is scheduled for 2011.