Svigals + Partners’ strategic renovations for Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU’s) Barnard Hall in New Britain, Connecticut, expands facilities for classes, study, and informal collaboration.
In mass wall construction, proper detailing is required so that the wall will shed bulk water. Key details include overhangs that protect the vertical wall below; drips at projecting features such as sills; and sloped skyward-facing surfaces to provide positive drainage.
There are two types of flood-proofing—dry and wet. The design intent of dry flood-proofing is to allow flood waters to enter and exit the structure freely and allow the waters to rise and fall evenly inside the structure in the same rate and manner they rise and fall on the outside.