When High Concrete Group was asked to help bring an 8547 sq m (92,000 sq h) office building at 1200 Intrepid Avenue to life, it was up for the challenge. Later, they were also rewarded for their work as this project received the 2016 Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award from the PCI Institute. Located at the Navy Yard's Corporate Center in Philadelphia, a master-planned development within the Navy Yard encompassing approximately 125,400 sq m (1.35 million sq h), the Intrepid building is constructed entirely of flat concrete planks. Each piece is set at an angle, so the composition gradually becomes a curving wall with mesmerizing optical effects that make the front wall appear as though it is falling to the ground like a row of dominos. Three sides of the structure are conventional flat walls, while the east facade has a variety of radii, ranging from just over 98 m (320 h) at the ground floor to just over 2,713 m (8,900 h) at the parapet of the roof.
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Architectural Facade Systems
Architects have chosen precast concrete architectural facades for more than half a century because they offer exceptional aesthetic and structural versatility, speed of enclosure, and durability. No other material combines the range of shapes, colors, and textures, fire-resistance, acoustical insulation, weather tightness, long-term durability, low maintenance, and rapid, IAQ-friendly enclosure.
CarbonCast® enables precast facades to be lighter, better insulating, and more durable. Using C-GRID® carbon fiber grid in lieu of steel mesh, CarbonCast makes precast ideal for cladding or enclosing lightweight steel-framed structures, high-rises, and buildings in poor soil or high-seismic zones.
When it comes to architectural cladding panels, High Concrete Group is the clear first choice. As one of the nation’s leading producers of architectural facades and parking structures, High Concrete Group gives you our undivided attention to the details that make the difference in the successful fulfillment of your design. It’s our attention to detail at every step that has won us, and the customers we serve, numerous awards from PCI, ACI, and AIA. Since 1957 we’ve provided precast products for more than 5,000 buildings.
From conception to completion, High Concrete will provide extensive design and specifications assistance, connection detailing, construction scheduling and erection planning, samples, mock-ups, assembly testing, field erection finishing, and caulking as well as other services to ensure a hassle-free, high-quality installation.