Ashland City, TN (PRWEB) February 09, 2012
Gate Precast Company, one of the nation's most diversified precast concrete producers and precast design assistance consultants, has been selected to the produce and install architectural precast concrete exterior panels for the $250 million Omni Nashville Hotel.
Brasfield & Gorrie will oversee the construction for the 21-story hotel that will encompass an entire city block.
HKS Hill Glazier Studio, specialists in the design of hotels and resorts, designed the 800-room hotel which will anchor the new $585 million Music City Convention Center.
According to Michael Strohmer, AIA, of HKS in Dallas, TX, “Precast concrete allows the use of larger panel sizes which minimizes the number of joints and speeds up the installation time. Another benefit of precast is the ability to create color and texture variations allowing us to create many options for the building material palette.”
The architectural precast panels will be designed in BIM and manufactured at Gate Precast’s Tennessee manufacturing facility, which is 20 miles from downtown Nashville.
“We are proud to produce the architectural precast concrete panels for the façade of this new landmark that will redefine our Nashville neighbor’s skyline,” said President, COO of Gate Precast Dean Gwin.
The project is being constructed to achieve a LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. The Omni Nashville Hotel is expected to open in late 2013.
Gate Precast’s prior Omni Hotels & Resorts experience includes: Omni Ft Worth Hotel in Texas and Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida.
Gate Precast Company is a subsidiary of Gate Petroleum Company, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Gate owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities and has become one of the largest and most diversified precast design assistance consultants and precast concrete producers in the United States. The company is recognized annually as a top subcontractor by Engineering News Record Magazine and was recently presented with the Best-in-Class PCI Design Awards on multiple projects. For more information, please visit http://www.gateprecast.com.