Precast Concrete Panels Give Navy Yard Offices Seaworthy Aesthetic
The new office building at 1200 Intrepid Ave., in the Philadelphia Navy Yard Corporate Center is a sight to behold, described by some as gravity defying in that parts of the structure are designed to replicate the shape of a ship's hull, narrow at the bottom and wide at the top.
Any precast structure can be built from a “kit of parts” consisting of about a dozen types of precast components designed, formed and arranged to meet project requirements. High can fabricate standard and custom shapes and sizes to achieve your aesthetic, performance and sustainability objectives.
In these systems most major components are made from precast. Walls are typically loadbearing. Advantages are fast fabrication, year-round construction, fewer trades, no scaffolding, and passive fire resistance.