Georgia Tech Klaus Advanced Computing Center
The Klaus Advanced Computing Building (KACB) is an interdisciplinary computing technology building that accommodates the College of Computing and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The curved six-story building was constructed primarily of post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete, with bays up to 60 feet in width, to provide for column free parking on the lower levels, as well as flexible classroom and lab space on the upper levels. The blend of Walter P Moore’s structural engineering expertise with their parking consulting services (functional design, operational and equipment consulting) allowed for the creation of an efficient and user-friendly parking deck that supports very flexible classroom space above.
The facility is LEED Gold certified as a result of innovative, sustainability driven interdisciplinary design charrettes. The project utilized recycled concrete from the demolished existing building on the site for sidewalk beddings and as fill behind the retaining walls; and the new concrete design specified a 40 percent cement replacement with high volume fly ash.