Concrete Products

APR 2012

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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FEATURE BY CP STAFF epoxy coated bars, and, custom designed steel wythe connectors. Furthermore, wall cavities are filled with a polyisocya- nurate foam instead of being left open, per the original design. Prepared by Josephine Smith and Don Marsh with information from Florida Southern College; Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects LLP; and, University of Southern California PhD candidate, Ed- ward Losch, P.E., S.E., LEED AP. After 15 months of construction—and nearly 53 years since its architect's death—the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center will join 12 other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings on the Florida Southern cam- pus. Project principals adhered to the original Uson- ian textile block scheme for a mortarless wall system, but changed the concrete mix design and reinforce- ment detail for durability and code compliance. Lakeland-based Michael and Phyllis Maguire, veterans of journalism, art, photography and re- lated endeavors, launched a website, www.build- ingtheusonianhouse.com, to track the Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center and spot- light the craftsmanship and expertise project principals have brought to Frank Lloyd Wright's newest landmark. 24 | APRIL 2012 WWW.CONCRETEPRODUCTS.COM

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