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Projects – Precast Concrete

Staybridge Suites

This exciting urban project located in the thriving downtown Milwaukee area is a 14 story complete precast building solution.  The project is a mixed-use building with a 126 room hotel, hospitality areas, luxury apartments, ground level commercial space and on-site parking.

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Spancrete Plant Addition

This 60,000 square foot precast manufacturing building addition has (3) 55 foot bays that are designed to support (4) 25-ton cranes in each bay.  It is primarily used for wet cast production.  The superstructure consists of cantilevered precast columns supporting roof beams and crane girders.  The roof consists of 16” hollow core plank and the cladding is a mixture of hollow core plank and wet cast insulated wall panels.

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Saint Clare’s Hospital

Saint Clare’s Hospital is a 650,000 square-foot full service medical campus located in north-central Wisconsin.  CSD provided engineering and drafting services on the various campus buildings for the architectural precast concrete cladding subcontractor.

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Park Tower

This project consisted of 240,000 square feet of architectural cladding panels for a 67 story mixed-use building including hotel, condominiums, and parking.  It was believed to be the tallest architectural precast concrete cladding project at the time of construction.  Design challenges included resisting high wind loads determined from an independent wind tunnel study, accommodating tall building axial shortening and lateral deflections.

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NU Silverman Hall

Architectural precast panels were designed as cladding for the four story building, the three story building, and the connecting bridge of this project.  The precast design included wall panels, column covers, flat spandrels and tub-shaped spandrels.  The back-up structure varied from concrete beams and columns to steel frames to cast-in-place walls with a different connection scheme at each type.

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Clarian IU Cancer Center

Over 900 precast panels clad this 94,000 square foot hospital.  The wall panels include a combination of brick clad, limestone clad and exposed acid-etched concrete panels.

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