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.
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.