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The cement and concrete campus.

Portland Cement Association wraps up centennial anniversary observances this month. One of the final projects in the year-long celebration is the release of "History of the Cement and Concrete Campus," profiling the evolution of the Skokie, Ill., campus housing association headquarters and CTLGroup facilities.

Here, we examine a few architectural and engineering--plus administrative and research--aspects of a site familiar to many in cement and concrete, especially those who completed the heritage Personnel Training Course. The campus is a fitting array of cast-in-place and precast concrete, along with concrete masonry.

Caption: The north suburban Chicago campus today encompasses, (clockwise, from left) the PCA headquarters building, completed in 1968; Structures Laboratory (1958); Soils Research Lab (1952); Material Storage Building (1948); and, CTLGroup Headquarters (formerly Research Building, 1948).

Caption: In 1948 construction began on a new research facility, which now houses CTLGroup. PCA moved its headquarters to a newly completed general office building (now Building A) at the Skokie campus in 1968, showcasing architectural and structural precast from Wisconsin's J.W. Peters.

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Title Annotation:FINAL FORM: PCA CENTENNIAL
Publication:Concrete Products
Date:Dec 1, 2016
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