The Pam and Les Muma Basketball Center at the University of South Florida (USF) is the focal point for the University's Division One sports complex. The symmetrical V-shaped facility is aligned to fit into the existing dome configuration.
The USF Facilities Department required the use of a "cavity wall" configuration. This was satisfied with the incorporation of insulation into the panels. Most panels are 15.25 inches in thickness. This added insulation allowed the gym space to be a painted concrete surface for durability and minimized maintenance. The entry tower feature which is more thanr 50 feet in height was perfect choice for Tilt-Up. Given the scale and height of the facility other materials than Tilt-Up would have been far more costly and time consuming.
Using the insulated panels saved at least four weeks when compared to an insulated masonry wall. Tilt-Up panels left exposed in the gym further eliminated the need for lesser finished materials. The ability to create large scale volumes for the gym spaces were a perfect fit. The added durability of Tilt-Up cannot be overstated for the wear and tear of a college training center.
The personalized basketball brand cast into the exterior of this project would have been far less effective if another material had been chosen.
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