Durham North Carolina
Donley’s Concrete Group was worked for Lend Lease on the renovation and expansion of Duke University’s R. David Thomas Conference Center. Key elements of the project included the renovation of current space (including the enclosure of guestroom corridors and walkways) and the construction of a new six-story tower with 85 guest rooms and a 5,800 sq. ft. ballroom.
Donley’s Concrete Group’s scope of work included:
- turnkey concrete package
- pile caps
- spread footing and grade beams
- slab on grade
- retaining walls
- core walls and shear walls
- six floors of elevated post tensioned decks
The renovation and expansion of Duke University’s West Campus Union restores the storied building’s dining halls, while inserting a new full service dining environment and activity spaces for students to interact and socialize. Some spaces remained intact, restored to their original architectural significance, while the core of the building will be demolished to allow for a new open atrium. The new contemporary steel and glass facade is open and transparent to the surrounding university and will function as a social hub welcoming students at Duke University.
Serving as concrete contractor to Skanska, Donley’s Concrete Group’s scope of work included:
- typical foundations supporting cast retaining walls
- shear walls
The entire 112,000-square-foot building reopened in spring 2016.