2017 Best of Precast Concrete Awards
Precast Concrete Manufacturer’s Association of Texas presents its 2017 Best of Precast Concrete Award;
Best Special Mixed-Use Project.
Winners were recognized during the PCMA President’s Dinner at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas on February 17, 2017.
The awards program was developed to recognize design excellence, innovation and construction quality in the use of precast concrete. Precast concrete is a versatile and flexible material that can be used in a wide range of projects and applications; therefore several categories are available for entry, including: Buildings, Parking Structures, Schools, Health Care, Transportation, Stadiums, Correctional, Marine, Architectural Use of Precast and Innovative Use of Precast.
We will be adding more Award winning projects in the weeks and months to come.
Best of Precast Mixed-Use Project
Service Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters Parking Garage and Central Plant Facility
The Security Service Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters Parking Garage and Central Plant is a 5 story, 4 bay precast concrete structure with over 1,200 parking spaces and incorporates a state-of-the-art Central Plant for the adjacent office building.
The precaster worked closely with the design team, the general contractor and various trade contractors to develop project schedules so that the parking garage, and the more critical Central Plant, would be constructed simultaneously with the Headquarter's Office building. This was vital to the schedule as the entire mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems serving the office building had to be integrated with the abundant equipment, piping and conduit housed within the Central Plant.
Mixed-Use includes Central Plant.
The team was challenged to design a floor and clear-span roof system for the Central Plant that would support extraordinary loads. From centrifical pumps, boilers, compressors, generators and electrical switchgear inside the building to a pair of chilled water cooling towers on the roof, these loads exceed 250 lbs. per square foot.
The use of precast concrete proved to be flexible, efficient and structually enduring at the Central Plant. It also imparted a clean and modern look for the parking garage while complimenting the 210,000 square foot precast cladded office complex.
The parking garage and Central Plant structure is comprised of over 1,000 precast concrete components including standard and heavy duty double tees, columns, inverted tee beams, spandrels, wall panels, stair units and hollow core planks.