By AZRE | AZ Big Media
McCarthy Building Companies recently achieved the construction milestone of topping out on the new $192 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) project at Arizona State University (ASU). The ISTB7 building is the latest among dozens of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects on campus and is by far the most ambitious, pursuing LEED Platinum status. The flagship building for ASU’s School of Sustainability is using a range of innovative approaches, including concrete admixtures and the void form structural deck system known as BubbleDeck, that foster sustainability as well as evapotranspiration, photovoltaics and ASU’s own carbon-capture technology.
The new, approximately 281,000 gross-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. In expanding the research district at ASU’s Tempe campus, the building will give researchers a means to collaborate on pressing environmental and food challenges.