Water Tank #5

Penn State University

Water Tank #5

Penn State University

Institution Type:

Higher Education

Project Class:

Infrastructure, Land Development

Project Delivery System:

Subcontract

Construction Type:

New Construction

This unique structure sits directly beside the College of Engineering on campus. The utilitarian usage of a 750,000 gallon water tank needed to coordinate with the design of the surrounding buildings and also be perched as the roof for a working amphitheater. Crews first demolished the site, prepared and staged the area and placed a 12-inch water line. Forty-two micropiles were placed along with concrete parallelogram supports for the tank’s legs. One row of seats doubles as a retaining wall, with two other blue stone walls creating more seating. Removable fencing on one side of the tank allows for event control, and a 100-foot plywood wall on top of a brick wall creates a safety walkway for work to be completed.

Details and Awards

Total Square Feet

41,950

Start Date

07/24/2015

Substantial Completion

03/01/2017

Address

Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

Owner

The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Construction Manager

Skanska USA

Architect

Buchart, Horn & Basco Consulting Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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