Higher Ground

Detwiler, Rachel J.
October 2013
PCI Journal;Fall2013, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p34
Academic Journal
The Higher Ground homeless shelter in Minneapolis, Minn., is designed to help clients get off the streets for good. High-performance precast concrete insulated panels provided rapid, economical erection on a small urban site. ER-POST precast concrete trusses afford clear sight lines for the necessary security on the first and second floors. Thermographic imaging of the exterior demonstrates the energy efficiency of the precast concrete building envelope. Although the interiors are designed for durability and easy, low-cost maintenance, they also provide a pleasant, uplifting environment for clients and staff.


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