Concrete Products

OCT 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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www.concreteproducts.com October 2018 • 43 COVER STORY CLARK PACIFIC ADELANTO Clark Pacific sees increasing traction among owners and developers for contracts covering complete building structure and enclosure sys- tems fabricated offsite. In addition to scheduling and cost certainty over a 2017-2020 construction window, the value proposition for the Escondido Village Graduate Housing project (top), weighed against cast-in-place concrete alternatives, asserted: Less noise, air and water pollution, traffic congestion, roadway degradation and positive impact on safety when factoring the effect of routing 3,000-plus mixer trucks to the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif. That message will be stronger in southern California as Clark Pacific ramps up fabrication and deliveries from the Adelanto plant (above). EFFICIENT ENCLOSURES Adelanto plant permitting took place against a backdrop of record output for Clark Pacific's northern California operations, along with a continuing shift in commercial building specifications and prac- tice—all favoring a savvy precast/prestressed producer mindful of design-build methods and willing to broaden its service offerings. To extend long-held fabrication efficiencies that architectural and structural precast exhibit when compared to competing materials and methods, Clark Pacific recently introduced building panels with preinstalled windows. Such units are part of a new set of integrated structural and façade components, branded CP Campus Housing, that a) maximize mid-rise dormitory or apartment project flexibil- ity; and, b) enable more owners and designers to leverage off-site construction for cost and schedule savings and to limit campus or community disruption. Clark Pacific tailors contracts around standard components: structural precast and integrated enclosure framed panel with windows; internal structural frame; three different prefabricated and factory-topped slabs to accommodate mechanical, electrical and plumbing; plus, provisions for floor-to-floor heights equivalent to other systems. "Traditionally, each campus housing project is approached as com- pletely new, yet when you compare jobs side by side, there is very little variance in structure and layout," notes Clark Pacific Director of Corporate Development Roy Griffith. "With CP Campus Housing, our custom manufactured systems are designed to work together to provide a cost competitive and durable building. Project owners tell us that they want to use more prefabrication and off-site construction, but don't know where to begin. CP Campus Housing makes it easy to start designing for prefabrication and brings full building packages to market in less time, with less risk and greater cost certainty, than competitors' solutions." While owners and design teams are aware of prefabrication benefits, he adds, many project principals are not familiar with incor- porating the method. By standardizing on structural and integrated façade components and simplifying the approach, CP Campus Housing accelerates the learning curve and presents project stakeholders the advantage of a prefabricated structural design early on. Clark Pacific has equipped the northern and southern California operations for CP Campus Housing contracts. The program hit the ground running with Escondido Village Graduate Housing in Palo Alto, Calif. The collection of four residence halls, ranging from six to 10 stories and providing a total of 2,400 beds, will bring the level of Stanford University's 9,000-plus graduate students in on-campus housing from 55 percent to at least 75 percent. The CP Campus Hous- ing package will net 1.835 million sq. ft. of residences and just over 1 million sq. ft. of precast concrete and architectural glazing enclosure by a 2020 completion. Clark Pacific has modeled CP Campus Housing on another branded program, Clark PARC, which offers parking structure owners and developers greater cost and schedule certainty when compared to competing methods or precast/prestressed peer systems. The pre-en- gineered parking solution is based on standardized plans, yet it customizable to meet unique project requirements and aesthetics. Northern and southern California sales, engineering and produc- tion staff are both poised to execute Clark PARC and CP Campus Housing contracts while crafting additional value propositions for owners and developers receptive to minimizing site operations across narrower construction schedules—and knowing final construction costs and occupancy dates with high degrees of certainty. PHOTO: Concrete Products STANFORD CAMPUS PHOTO: Clark Pacific

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