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INTRODUCING G8WAY DC Ultra-high performance concrete has it covered by Kelly A. Henry, M.Arch, MBA, LEED AP, and Bill Henderson Photos courtesy Davis Brody Bond G8WAY DC IS A NEW, 4877-M 2 (52,496-SF) OPEN-AIR, MULTI-USE FACILITY THAT SPREADS OVER ALMOST A HECTARE (2 ACRES) ON THE EAST CAMPUS OF ST ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL (BUILT IN 1852) IN WASHINGTON, D.C. 1 ON THIS HISTORIC SITE, THERE IS CUTTING- EDGE USE OF ULTRA-HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONCRETE (UHPC) FOR BOTH FORM AND FUNCTION. The District of Columbia Department of General Services (DGS), on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, awarded the design and construction of the pavilion to Davis Brody Bond (architects), KADCON (general contractor), and Robert Silman Associates (structural engineers), whose individual portfolios include such internationally renowned landmarks as the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the reconstruction of D.C.’s Eastern Market, and the forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture. Intended for casual dining, a farmers’ market, and community events, G8WAY DC will serve thousands of workers from the U.S. Coast Guard’s new headquarters found on St Elizabeths’ west campus and thousands more when the new U.S. Department of Homeland Security opens on the adjacent property in the near future. 10 the construction specifier | march 2014 CS_March_2014.indd 10 2/13/14 10:03 AM