McCarthy Building Cos. recently achieved the construction milestone of topping out on the new $192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 project at Arizona State University.
The ISTB7 building is the latest among dozens of U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects on campus, according to a press release.
The flagship School of Sustainability facility is using a range of innovative approaches, including concrete admixtures and the void form structural deck system known as BubbleDeck, which foster sustainability as well as evapotranspiration, photovoltaics and ASU’s own carbon-capture technology.
The new, approximately 281,000-square-foot, five-story, high-performance research facility fosters an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge generation and leading-edge research, including innovative endeavors focusing on the sustainability of food, water and energy, the release states.
It is expected the ISTB7 facility will be home to the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, the School of Sustainability, the Institute of Human Origins, and a five-story atrium biome of flora and fauna, McCarthy officials report.