While concrete is often prized for its practical attributes rather than its aesthetic ones, precast concrete has produced some of the world’s most memorable and visually-striking architectural structures. Moreover, concrete has proven to be a remarkably versatile building material, utilized for everything from single family homes to entire planned cities. For a better understanding of Read more
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Project Category: Multi-Family, Student Housing Brief History of Project: Clemson University wanted to increase its enrollment from 18,000 students to 25,000 students. But in order to do that, it needed to be able to accomodate its growing student body. Insert Douthit Hills – the largest undertaking, both in size and in cost, in Clemson’s history. Read more
While many people take it for granted, concrete is one of those materials that has found its way into every aspect of our lives, a lot like petroleum, or plastic. Take a look around you – your driveway, your way to work, the foundation of your house, your plumbing – it is all possible because Read more
Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations. In other words, sustainability is our capacity to endure. As an industry. As a society. And as a people. We do this by making the most of our resources and by recycling and reusing materials whenever possible in a Read more
Concrete has been around for centuries made popular for its durability and aesthetic versatility. Adding to the many widely known benefits of concrete, precast concrete has its own unique set of strengths. Not only is it durable and versatile, it’s easy on the environment and can significantly reduce construction time. While there are a Read more
Concrete is not the first material one thinks of when considering aesthetic flourishes for a building project. However, precast architectural concrete has been used since ancient Roman times with amazing results. Architectural precast concrete is an alternative worth exploring for your next building project, especially if it is of a larger scale. There are multiple Read more
Embarking on a large-scale construction project is highly complex, even for the most veteran contractors, designers, and planners. Something as simple as choosing between precast and cast-in-pace concrete may be a major decision. Often, knowing more about the development of a material or building method can give you the information you need to make a more Read more