February 27, 2012
Metromont Projects Take Top Honors at ACI Awards Banquet
“Metromont is grateful to be recognized for our work,” explained Chris Pastorius, Vice President of Sales, Metromont Corporation. “We are delighted to produce award winning precast products that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Without the ACI and our client’s support, the recognition and resulting awards would not be possible.”
Metromont received first place honors in the following categories:
Best Parking Deck for the Athens Clarke County Parking Deck, a $16 million redevelopment project near the historic Georgia Theatre which included parking, retail and office space along with a courtyard and plaza. Metromont varied its precast in color, texture, height and offset to replicate the street level experience of other building façades in the surrounding city blocks.
Best Public Works for Fort Benning Gateway, a newly-upgraded bridge façade at the entrance of theColumbus military base. Architectural precast concrete was selected to re-clad the existing bridge and provide the 50-foot-tall pillar that supports various military statues.
Best Restoration for Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Art, a historic restoration and expansion project that used a concrete wall system behind the original masonry and a thermal efficient insulated precast concrete wall wherever the masonry was missing. The results enhanced the insulating strategy, provided a tight exterior seal and created permanent support for the historic masonry.
Metromont also received Outstanding Achievement honors for the MacEachern High School Physical Education and Wellness Center in Power Springs, GA, and Awards of Excellence for the LA Fitness parking deck in Atlanta and the Reynolds Street parking deck in Augusta.
Metromont’s full line of precast and prestressed concrete solutions offers durability, aesthetics, efficient sustainability and quality while providing a budget-friendly alternative to other construction methods.
Founded in 1925, Metromont Corporation provides precast engineering solutions and manufactures architectural and structural precast building systems at six facilities located throughout the Southeast.
Photos courtesy of George Spence, Metromont Corporation.