The highly ornate architectural precast concrete makes West Park Elementary School unique. The finish on this project consisted of a combination of acid etch, exposed aggregate and thin brick. There were also areas on the interior corridor with integral color dual finished precast concrete. Another notable aesthetic is the ‘Grade A’ finish that was achieved on the painted interior walls.
A portion of this project included a high wind gymnasium with double tee roof panels. This common practice of incorporating precast concrete storm shelter design into school construction illustrates PCI's slogan that 'precast saves lives'.
Sometimes things don’t always go as planned on a project. In this case, precast embed locations were incorrectly placed by the cast-in-place concrete contractor. Even with that challenge, the general contractor noted how well the install process went and complimented Enterprise Precast Concrete’s team for overcoming that challenge, specifically noting “There were some clever field modifications to make these work. Everyone was on board, working together as a team to solve any problems.”