Fed up with the growing cost of maintenance for two swimming pools, Westfield Washington Schools decided to build a new Olympic-size natatorium that would serve the entire school district as well as the community of Westfield, Ind.
Read more about this project in the Winter 2022 issue of Ascent.
Precast concrete was chosen for the economy of construction, based on the design as well as the speed of panel installation, Olson says. The pool area’s simple shape allowed for a repetitive exterior precast panel with cast-in thin brick. The repetitive exterior made for a very efficient installation process, trimming time off of the construction schedule.