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Rochester Elementary School Addition Built in 7 Months
Rochester, MA

Rochester Elementary School

Short duration schedule: Building addition needed to be fully completed from design of precast structure to occupancy in 10 months.

Originally scheduled to open for class in September of 2011, the Rochester Memorial School addition is now holding class as of January 3, 2011 and beat the schedule by nine months. From groundbreaking in May of 2010, 22 classrooms (34,385 sq ft) were built with an all precast frame which took only three weeks to install. The precast exterior walls were load bearing insulated thin brick panels and hollowcore floors. Problems usually arise because construction is behind schedule, but when it is way ahead of schedule it is time to celebrate... Class in session!

•  Bid accepted: March 2010
•  Ground breaking: May 2010
•  Precast Installed: July 2010
•  Building enclosed for interior work: September 2010
•  Classrooms open: January 3, 2011

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All Precast Bridge built in 4 months South Maple Street Bridge Replacement
Enfield, CT

Maple Street Bridge

Precast reduced the construction time from 1-1/2 years to 4 months. The new 82 foot single span replacement bridge would have to blend in with the natural beauty of the forest and scenic historic river area. Special forms were designed to make the exposed wing walls look like a masonry stone wall, which makes the bridge blend with the historic feel of the surrounding area. Jeffery A. Scala, P.E. with Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C., the engineers of record, applauds the speed of which a precast bridge can be constructed saying that “once the elements were cast and the site preparation was ready, it only took 2-1/2 weeks to fully assemble the bridge.»
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The Capital District's Celebration of National Engineers Week 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Albany Marriott, Wolf Rd., Albany, NY

PCINE Seminar Presentation
Sustainable Design using Precast Concrete
Session time is 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Free PCI Webinar

Designing Building Envelopes to Meet Sustainable and Aesthtic Goals

Part 1 - January 25 & 27

This webinar will provide an overview of envelope systems and address sustainability requirements, moisture management, vapor and air barriers, integration with other systems, mold, and maintenance.

Part 2 - February 15 & 17

This webinar will address thermal resistance and energy efficiency, calculation of R-value for wall systems, thermal mass, and aesthetic options.
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Precast Concrete Structural Design Seminar

April 12, 2011 - New York, NY

April 28, 2011 - Boston

Engineers, architects and other design professionals will gain a solid understanding of prestressed concrete design using a specific design example. The PCI Design Handbook, 7th edition, will be explored as a tool for designing precast and prestressed concrete structures. The seminar will guide participants through the design process using the new handbook as a reference.
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Magazine Cover

Concrete Safety with Certification

PCI article on Certification published as a main feature in the January Issue of Construction Specifier. See pages 16 - 24.

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