Member News – January

January 25, 2021

Member News is a special monthly post exclusively featuring the latest news from PCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter members. Content ranges from new hires to company awards and achievements to grand openings and company expansions.

See this month’s chapter news below:

  • Endicott has launched a new video! Check out this 1-minute overview which demonstrates their commitment to the precast thin brick industry. The video highlights their investments in technology as well as product advancements to meet evolving architectural design demands. 
    Click here to watch the video.

  • How Precast Builds Student Housing. In an article “Why precast concrete is an appealing choice for student housing,” Building Design + Construction highlights numerous precast benefits and project examples. The article notes that “Precast concrete systems offer a number of advantages: the building(s) go up faster, the overall project cost is often lower, and side benefits like inherent fire rating, sound proofing, and insulation add extra appeal. Beyond shortening the construction schedule, precast concrete offers a variety of other perks. It reduces the demand for on-site labor (and for construction during COVID, allows for more space between workers). For campuses struggling with budgets, it is an increasingly appealing option. While the systems are expensive, the overall project realizes cost savings driven by things you don’t have to do and the naturally long lifecycle of concrete, which produces 50- to 100-year buildings versus 25-year buildings.” Western Carolina University is a success example in which Metromont and structural engineer, Marcus Whitaker, PE, collaborated on the design. “At Western Carolina University, using precast concrete for the new Allen Hall’s exterior walls, floor slabs, and roof reduced the typical construction timeline by six months. Not only did the project get under cover more quickly, the product essentially saved a year in university time by allowing the new facility to open in fall 2019 rather than fall 2020.”
    Click here to read the entire article!

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