Concrete Products

APR 2014

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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Page 24 of 51 April 2014 • 23 NEWS SCOPE PRECAST signed to have enough concrete close to the opening for FEMA-rated windows and doors to anchor to—meeting FE- MA's guidelines—while maximizing the insulation to that opening to avoid cold spots in the precast. Insulated walls had 1-ft. total depth with dimensions at 4-in. exterior x 3-in. insulation x 5-in. interior. Midwest Precast provided 45 wall panels from its Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, plant, which is about 160 miles from the proj- ect site. Wall panels varied in thickness from 8, 10 and 12 inches. The largest precast wall panels were 21 ft. 3 in. x 10 ft. The precast hollow core roof panels were supplied by Circle Pines, Minn.-based Molin Concrete Products. The roof com- prises 180 8-in. thick hollow core planks with the largest pieces measuring 4 x 10 feet. Additional 3-in. concrete topping was placed over the FEMA-rated shelter space. The Giovannetti Community Shelter opened in Septem- ber 2013 under budget of the original design. The pre-safe room budget was around $850,000. Final budget with safe room was $1,877,000 but with $1,032,213 in federal mon- ey, the project was completed at $844,787—a win-win for everyone involved. Spec Formliner, Inc. Pattern No. 1501 – Dry Stack Field- stone was used for the textured stone effect of the precast walls. Using the form liner along the north side of the building made it diffcult to get a consistent color result- ing in each panel being a slightly different shade. Both the precast wall and roof panels were erected by Des Moines-based Steel Erectors of Iowa. The general contrac- tor for the project was Rochon Corp., also of Des Moines. Jensen Builders delivered the foundation and fatwork, the concrete supplied by Norwalk Ready Mix. Concrete Products April 2014.indd 23 4/1/2014 11:38:58 AM

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