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The University Of Delaware SARH

Posted by JR on August 1, 2017

The University of Delaware is conveniently located halfway between Washington D.C. and New York. The public college spans out over close to 2,000 acres of land, making it the largest university in the state. The South Academy Street Residence Hall is strategically placed on campus near the freshman academic buildings, allowing students to travel to class with ease. At approximately 122,000 square feet, this four-story dorm will house over 500 freshmen students. The SARH building opened in August of 2017. 

Leonard Kraus Co. installed all of the exterior building envelope system using HENRY Blueskin for this project. Using our panel shop, we then pre-fabricated all of the structural framing and dormers for the SARH building at The University of Delaware making this project unique. The dormers were sent from the panel shop in Baltimore to a warehouse in Delaware where other contractors could finish their work. This gave benefit to the schedule and production by allowing all work to be done on the ground and inside a controlled temperature building. Having the nearby warehouse created a more efficient and much safer environment for the workers. Once completed, they were moved to the site and installed per elevation which left minimum work to be done on site.  Based on the century old architecture, The South Academy Street Residence Hall was designed to match the archaic appeal that the campus encompassed. Custom “mock” chimneys were facilitated to match the older buildings’ chimneys that were used long ago to heat the dorms. Leonard Kraus Co. ensured that the same type of structural framing remained uniform throughout the buildings, old or new. 


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