Molin Concrete Products designed, manufactured, and installed a total precast concrete structure for the Como Park Animal Hospital in Roseville, Minnesota. The original steel building design was converted into a total precast concrete solution and was erected in four weeks during harsh winter conditions.
The Molin sales and design team provided design assistance to keep the project on schedule and within budget. The final plan included precast/prestressed concrete beams, precast columns, insulated architectural wall panels, and hollow core for the roof and floors. Molin also incorporated 16” hollow core to reduce the number of columns and give the owner a wide-open space for interior design.
The owner liked the rich look of brick and wanted a building that stood out from the surrounding businesses. To meet the desired aesthetics, Molin manufactured architectural wall panels with two distinct colors of cast-in thin brick.
The Molin team worked hard to design the total precast structure to fit the architectural and structural constraints of the project. The results are a perfect display of the flexibility and efficiency of precast concrete. The Como Park Animal Hospital project included over 21,000 square feet of hollow core, 254 lineal feet of prestressed concrete beams, 194 lineal feet of precast concrete columns, and 15,003 square feet of insulated and non-insulated architectural precast wall panels.