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PCI - Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast Covering New England & New York

Innovations E-Newsletter

December, 2009 : Vol 1, Issue 3

New 32 Story High-Rise in New Haven, CT uses Precast Concrete Floors and Architectural Walls

New 32 Story High-Rise in New Haven, CT uses Precast Concrete Floors and Architectural Walls

New Haven’s newest high-rise mixed-use building, 360 State, is nearing completion and is scheduled to begin leasing in the spring of 2010. The 32-story 700,000 sf project features a 500-unit luxury apartment building with large, open retail space on the lower floors, onsite parking and loading facilities. The progressive design and aggressive schedule of 360 State was achieved using a staggered steel truss frame and precast hollow-core plank.

 

3000mm NEBT Girders used on Longest Precast Splice Girder Bridge in New England

3000mm NEBT Girders used on Longest Precast Splice Girder Bridge in New England

The new Cross Street bridge under construction in Middlebury, Vermont will be the longest splice girder bridge built in New England once completed this spring. Its main 240’ span is made up of three segments; two 65' end segments and one 108' center segment with 2' wide splice joints. The 3000mm NEBT, the deepest in the Northeast, have a modified 10" thick web. To maximize the cost-effectiveness of the Design-Build process, the bridge was constructed using local materials supplied by local companies.

 

Interview with Patrick O’Connor, Construction Manager, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Interview with Patrick O’Connor, Construction Manager, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

We spoke with Patrick O’Connor, Construction Manager with Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, about the planning, development and construction of the Lot E project, and how precast concrete played a major role in its successful progress towards opening in November, 2009.

Lot E is a 2.4 acre joint residential and commercial development on Howe Street in downtown New Haven, CT. The development consists of three components: a six-story, 236,000 square foot precast concrete parking structure with 845 spaces; a three-story, 53,000 square foot mixed-use (office & retail) building featuring architectural precast cladding; and 24 residential units.

 

 

Specifying PCI Certification and Precast Products is Easy to Do

Specifying PCI Certification and Precast Products is Easy to Do

To assist you in specifying PCI certification and precast concrete products in general, PCI has developed a series of guide specifications that can be modified to fit your specific project needs. To download a complete guide specification for structural or architectural precast concrete, use the links below.

 

 

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