Special Collections Library/University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
The Special Collections Library at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia houses priceless historical artifacts of the state of Georgia. The massive belowground structure has over 50 miles of storage shelves and maintains a consistently cool (50°F) and dry (constant 30% humidity) environment to best preserve the millions of handwritten manuscripts, century old newspapers and original historic video footage. The storage space was designed to preserve these pieces of history from hurricanes, earthquakes and water damage for future generations.
PENETRON ADMIX was used in the reinforced concrete vault foundation and walls to improve the concrete’s strength and to ensure that no groundwater can enter the structure through the concrete.