Mayor Robert Donchez, Senator Lisa Boscola and other dignitaries gather Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 for the dedication of a 626-spot garage in south Bethlehem. The garage at New and Third streets has been billed as jumpstarting redevelopment in that section of the South Side Business District. The $17.4 million is connected to a six-story office building under construction next to it. That office building will be home to offices for St. Luke’s University Health Network and Lehigh University. There will also be first-floor commercial space. Motorists can sign up for monthly parking passes for the garage. It costs $65 a spot. The parking authority leases 180 spots to the developer for his tenants.
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ECast is a weight-saving precast concrete that allows High to strategically tailor the weight of precast members to specific project requirements. Formulated from lightweight sands and aggregates, ECast helps to directly reduce transportation costs and fuel use.
High uses ECast to optimize truckloads, as when weight adjustments will allow two pieces to ship versus only one. Weighing from 110 to 149 pounds per cubic foot, ECast can also reduce the size of the crane needed to erect a building. Designing with lightweight ECast in mind can allow architects to safely reduce a building’s foundation and superstructure requirements. ECast can be used in combination with EcoMix® and CarbonCast® for more sustainable precast projects.
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