Precast Concrete Architects Make it Beautiful!
Architectural Precast adds More Design Elements
Architectural Precast provides the architect with a set of tools to build unique, legacy-making designs. Architectural Precast adds design elements in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes to bring your vision into reality.
Architectural Precast not only provides aesthetic versatility, but also solid structural enclosures with continuous insulation, continuous air barrier, and vapor barrier all in the same system. This reduces redundancy, cost, and increases usable floor space.
Precast is a Design Rich Medium
Precast concrete provides depth to any project. A variety of color and texture options are possible by choosing the aggregate type, color, size, finish process, and depth of exposure. In addition, multiple applied elements can be cast into the panel to provide a masonry look and feel, with a quicker timeline, lower cost, and a safer building site.
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Precast Speeds Construction Time
Off-the-job site precast has important advantages over an on-site build:
- Fire Resistance: no need for any spray or other form of fireproofing once the envelope is put up.
- Continuous Insulation: all insulation needs can be met with our insulated wall panels eliminating the need for a separate insulation install.
- Minimal Erection Disturbance: year-round construction as the material is poured indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.
- Cleaner Scheduling: the potential of only needing a small crew for the entire structure or envelope takes away from construction interruptions from other trades.
Durability for outstanding Resiliency
Precast concrete inherently provides a high degree of quality and durability, including multi-hazard protection from storms, flying debris, and high winds. It can be designed to protect against explosions and earthquakes. Precast also provides inherent fire resistance and does not require additional fireproofing.
Featured Projects for Architects
2016's Harry H. Edwards Industry Advancement Award winner proves that precast concrete enables the most innovative architectural designs while providing a highly energy-efficient and durable envelope. One of
500 Pearl Street Parking Garage
Perched up above a seemly 6-story precast podium parking garage stands a hotel and apartments that rely on the durability of precast to provide key functionality to the structure. While the garage is an open design...
Willow Creek Elementary
The two-story, 108,000 ft2 Willow Creek Elementary School was built in response to increased enrollments at the elementary school level. The school opened for the 2009-2010 academic year and features 44
80 on the Commons
The playful yet sophisticated use of a herringbone pattern results in a standout, bold style that NBBJ wanted to capture on this civic asset in the city’s central open space.
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