Tag: precast concrete

3D printing creates rapid construction potential

A residential and commercial tower under development in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the site of the former Domino Sugar Factory has its roots in research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The tower’s white precast concrete façade evokes the form of a sugar crystal — a pattern created from 3D-printed molds.

DeSimone designs tallest modular hotel in the U.S.

DeSimone Consulting Engineers, a leading structural engineering firm with offices worldwide, completed the design of CitizenM Bowery, the tallest modular hotel in the United States.

Precast concrete group offers online continuing education sessions

AltusGroup, a North American collaborative of precast concrete manufacturers dedicated to innovation, has produced three, one-hour online continuing education sessions for architects and building teams.

CFSEI to host webinar on construction-grade thumbtacks

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Construction-Grade Thumbtacks: Anchorage of Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned and Hollow-Core Concrete Structures” on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Off-Site Construction Council posts new implementation resources

The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) has three new implementation resources available to help industry professionals better understand and use off-site construction methods.

Smith-Midland signs company’s largest contract for sound walls

FAM Construction, LLC awarded Smith-Midland the contract to supply 900,000 square feet of SoftSound noise absorptive precast concrete sound wall panels for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes project in Northern Virginia.

CFSEI publishes technical note on attachment of CFS framing to precast, post-tensioned, and hollow-core...

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) published a new Technical Note, “Attachment of Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned and Hollow-Core Concrete,” designated as Tech Note F502-18.

Precast concrete construction contributes to unique learning environment

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts needed a much larger space that would accommodate more students and deliver an enriching arts education experience. They found the perfect site in South Bethlehem, Pa., and precast concrete was determined to be the perfect construction material based on site location, project schedule, and desired aesthetic look for the building.

Washington school installs stormwater panel vault detention system

As part of Lake Washington School District’s new Redmond Elementary School project, Oldcastle Precast Auburn was contracted to supply several hundred precast concrete panel sections for two massive detention vaults for the school’s new stormwater conveyance system.
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