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Cover Story Rebecca Wasieleski, Editor The Art of Concrete PROJECT AT A GLANCE Concrete Subcontractor: Reinforced Structures, Inc. General Contractor: The Beck Group Architect: HOK Architects Florida contractor a few blocks from the simple concrete Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore structure that currently houses the Producer: Florida Rock, A Vulcan Material Company Reinforced Structures, largest collection of Salvador Dali art Key products and equipment: outside the surrealist painter’s home- Inc. relied on planning land of Spain. The Dali Foundation Timberline Estimating; Adobe Acrobat Pro for shop drawings; Mac computers; iPhones; PLS lasers; Penetron waterproofing admixture; Grace SCC ad- and scheduling to and city of St. Petersburg saw great mixtures in the ready mixed concrete and Marb-A- potential for the museum, which is the Like form release agent; ERICO’s LENTON Couplers; successfully build most visited museum in Florida. They Peri formwork for staircase; Shore/Form Systems, Inc. for building forms; HDO plywood. an architectural wanted not just a structure to house the Dali collection, but a structure that cast-in-place would be a draw for visitors itself. structure with self- The 60,000-square-foot building was designed to withstand a Category 5 consolidating concrete hurricane. It has 18-inch-thick concrete to house the works of walls, was built with 10,000 yards of concrete and includes 1,000 tons of artist Salvador Dali. reinforcing steel. Building strengths were measured at more than 7 ,500 psi. W hen Reinforced Structures, To help combat the ocean’s salt air Inc. of Clearwater, Fla., took and its corrosive effect on reinforcing on the concrete construction steel, a water inhibitor admixture was work of the new Dali Museum, the speciﬁed in the mix and the rebar is company had a number of challenges set back in the wall 2.5 inches, double to overcome. First, this was RSI’s the traditional distan
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