Enterprise Precast Concrete collaborated closely with the design team, contractors, and trade partners to produce a cost-efficient design with panel layout optimization, efficient load paths, detail assistance, as well as overall envelope coordination.
The contractor, reflecting on the project, noted that: “The precast is what really helped us flip the schedule. We essentially set the building out with two cranes in three weeks. This took us from building the structure to setting bathroom pods in eight weeks. Thus, the building was finished ahead of schedule and the owners took occupancy 30 days sooner than planned, enabling more time to hire and train employees in addition to receiving, placing, and testing operating equipment.”
The exterior envelope on this 330,000 square foot full-service convention center hotel is a 10” thick insulated concrete wall panel system that includes 3” of integral continuous insulation. The composite wall panel system utilizes the Carbon Fiber Shear Grid connector system. The 786 pieces of precast concrete are supported from the cast-in-place concrete structure and post tensioned slabs. The three integral colors (White, Grey, and Charcoal), were selected with an acid etch finish exposing similar fine aggregates to create a consistent appearance throughout the exterior.