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Science Park Parking Garage
New Haven, CT

Science Park Parking Structure casts a Shining Light in less then 4-1/2 months

Science Parking Garage

Built to encourage consumers and business alike, this parking structure, includes five levels of parking with 1,199 spaces neatly tucked around 25,000 sq.ft. of retail space. The parking structure itself is partially hidden by the retail stores making the large structure less imposing. Precast concrete delivers an urban feeling with “brick� like panels that are more durable then real brick. The development even has bicycle parking spaces and a park, then it is topped off with two acres of roof for the addition of future solar panels.
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Cross Street Bridge, Middlebury, VT

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

Cross Street Bridge

The new Cross Street bridge under construction in Middlebury, Vermont is the longest splice girder bridge built in New England, and is on schedule to be open to traffic late this fall. Its main 240’ span is made up of three segments; two 65' end segments and one 108' center segment with 2' wide splice joints. To maximize the cost-effectiveness of the Design-Build process, the bridge was constructed using local materials supplied by local companies.
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PCINE Launches redesign of web site

PCINE Website

Offering viewers added value thru our easy site navigation and quick links; videos; online webinars; expanded project gallery, resources and sustainability sections; and helpful tools to assist you in getting your answers on precast concrete.
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2010 Connecticut Building Congress 14th Annual Awards include two precast concrete winners

First Place - Intercontinental Developers, Inc. Lot E, New Haven, CT

Owner: Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, Boston MA
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company, Glastonbury, CT
Designer: Spagnolo Gisness Architecture, LLC, Boston, MA
Precast Producers: Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., Branford, CT (Parking Garage)
Coreslab Structures, Thomaston CT (Office - Retail) Lot E Office - Retail

This mixed use projects includes a six story parking structure with 846 spaces, 24 residential units, a three story office building, retail stores and a small park. Sitting on 2.4 acres this will serve and support the nearby Yale cancer center.

Science Parking Garage

Award of Merit - Science Park Parking Garage, New Haven, CT

Owner: Winstanley Construction Management, LLC, New Haven, CT
Design-Builder: KBE Building Corporation, Farmington, CT
Architect/Structural Engineer/Landscape: BL Companies, Meriden, DT
Precast Producer: Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., Branford, CT

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2010 International Federation for Structural Concrete, Fédération Internationale du Béton (fib) Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures

Nominee - Logan Airport Central Parking Garage - repairs & expansion, Boston, MA

Owner: Massachusetts Port Authority
Engineer/Architect: Parsons Brinkerhoff Americas
Precast Specialty Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering
Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Subcontractor: Blakeslee Prestress, Inc.

Logan Airport Parking Garage

Completed in 2006, this parking structure added 2,900 spaces above an existing, deteriorated five level garage. Keeping the parking garage open while demolishing the first three levels was challenging enough, but they also had to consider the seismic code now, as well as for the older part of the garage.
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Parking Structures: Best Practices to Design, Build, & Maintain (June 22 )


Parking structures are a vital component of our built environment, serving tens of thousands of businesses and facilities across the United States alone. This webinar presents best practices on state-of-the-art design and construction utilizing precast concrete systems. Topics include general layout, building systems, aesthetics, integration of other systems, lighting, and sustainable design. Proper maintenance of these structures is also discussed.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between the NEXT D and NEXT F Bridge Beam?

A. The D Beam (Deck Beam) is a beam with a full-depth flange, on which a membrane and wearing surface can be field-applied, enabling it to be ready for traffic almost immediately after the bridge is erected. 

The F Beam (Flange Beam) is a beam with a partial-depth flange which serves as the formwork for a conventional cast-in-place reinforced concrete deck. This results in a monolithic deck surface at the expense of a few extra days of site construction.   The top flange of the F Beam eliminates the need for deck forming (including the overhang), which is a tremendous time saver.

NEXT beam details and span charts can be downloaded at

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