Southwest Airlines Wings

Best Use OverallSouthwest Airlines WingsThe Leadership Education and Aircrew Development (or LEAD) Center was designed and built to protect its expensive equipment against natural or man-made disasters. Precast/prestressed walls were selected to provide a hardened exterior designed to withstand the forces of an F4 tornado. The structurally durable precast panels provide storm protection to the…

Granite Place

Best Use – Bridge Structural ComponentsGranite PlaceThis project features the innovative use of insulated architectural precast cladding to assist the designer in achieving energy and operational efficiency. Approximately 262 precast pieces were used to cover 34,000 SF. Precaster – Enterprise Precast Concrete Contractor – Ridgemont Commercial Construction Architect/Engineer of Record – BECK Group Engineer -…

Cook Children’s Medical Center

Best Healthcare BuildingCook Children’s Medical CenterThe precaster developed a unique pigmented technique to imitate the varied coloration of the existing masonry, making the expansions façade integrate well with the existing structure. This project required 288-wall panels, 225-columns, and 154–spandrels. The cohesive aesthetic of the precast panels and affordable construction ensures the continued success of the…

Charles Schwab Austin Garage Expansion

Best Use – Parking StructureCharles Schwab Austin Garage ExpansionThe original garage expansion design called for perimeter L-beams with a vehicular barrier cable system. However, in order to help to avoid light pollution into the surrounding nature preserve, the design team demonstrated flexibility and thoughtful consideration in determining a better option was full-height precast spandrels. The…