Denver, Pa. (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
The Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) awarded a Grand Prize to a precast concrete structure fabricated by High Concrete Group LLC. The biennial competition recognizes excellence in conception, originality, and applicability of concrete in the built environment.
The $190 million, 292,000-square-foot, four-story academic building features cantilevered architectural precast cladding finished with brick veneer. A signature feature of the LEED®-registered building is a large cantilever and skylight opening over a plaza and garden at the main entrance. The cantilever theme is repeated on trellises at the ends of the building. The architect was RV Architects of New York, N.Y.; the general contractor was Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Baltimore, Md.
High Concrete Group is an industry leader in precast concrete architectural facades, insulated and structural enclosure systems, parking garages, stadiums, and other precast structures for commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential applications. Based in Denver, Pa., High Concrete Group operates plants in Denver, Pa.; Springboro, Ohio; and Buena, N.J.; and has more than 500 employees. Visit http://www.highconcrete.com.