Kenosha County Public Safety Building is a total precast project that provided a number of unique challenges. Namely the addition needed to match a pre-existing non-precast structure, it was a very tight construction site, and the original structure needed to remain open for business as usual through out the entire project. Through our extensive sample approval process and by working closely with Riley Construction early in the pre-construction phase we were able to help make the project a success for everyone and eliminate problems before they occurred.
"Mid-States Concrete Industries made the process of matching an existing stone building with precast panels as easy as possible. We couldn't have asked for better result and I attribute that to Mid-States understanding of our goals and attention to the details."
- Martin Van Hoof, Zimmerman Architectural Studios
Wall Panels, Beams, Columns, and of course Hollowcore were all combined with Mid-State’s unique project management program to create this high efficiency, LEED Gold certified structure. The Harm A. Weber Academic Center is one of the “greenest” academic buildings in North America. Please click here for a video on how Mid-States precast was critical to the design and operation of this state-of-the-art structure.
Almost 70,000 square feet of insulated precast wall panels were used by River City Construction to create a 116,000 square foot warehouse and 19,000 square foot office space that will become the IRS’s newest national distribution center.
The bell tower restoration of the historic Champaign County Courthouse demanded perfection from the precaster involved, so this project was ideal for Mid-States Concrete. Tight MNL 117 tolerances were required to ensure that the original spire, clock faces, and bell will fit perfectly into the new precast tower. The original bricks were removed from the old tower and their location recorded so that they can be placed in their proper location on the historic landmark. If you have a job that poses a challenge give us a call!
The erection schedule for Midwest Senior Living located in Romeoville, Illinois was cut significantly thanks to the speed of erection of Mid-States high quality precast wall panels as opposed to poured in place walls. John Robinson of McShane Construction estimated that it would have taken an additional four weeks to pour the wall panels as opposed having the exceptionally qualified Mid-States crew to install the high quality precast wall panels.
One concern was the waterproofing, since the panels would form the walls of the below ground parking area. As it turned out the water proofing of the panels was quick, easy and inexpensive, call us for details.
The cost savings in interest on the construction loan alone from four weeks being cut from the schedule must be sizable, add in the additional income from occupants paying rent a month or more earlier and the additional cost of precast as opposed to pour in place becomes even more apparent.
When the Argonne National Laboratory decided to build a structure that was both aesthetically pleasing and functional there was really only one choice for construction materials: Mid-States high quality precast products. The new Theory and Computing Sciences Building will provide a world-class research center that will host servers and large scale systems needed to support the growing number of R&D programs across the laboratory’s entire campus. While the scientists will use the new building to work on understanding such things as the performance of superconducting niobium cavities, we will continue to enhance our ability to simplify the building process for our customers. Give us a call early to take full advantage of our project management and engineering expertise!
Smith Engineering Consultants Group’s new building in Yorkville Illinois went smoothly from sketch to living/working space thanks to the partnership between Prime Commercial, Mid-States and SEC, Inc. SEC will occupy 35,000 square feet of the overall 43,000 square foot building composed primarily of Mid- States Concretes pre-stressed Hollowcore plank and insulated wall panels.
“SEC’s vision is virtually identical to ours, they strive to add additional opportunities to make their clients and employees successful, and Mid-States is proud to have been able to assist them in that effort,” stated Hagen Harker, in that effort,” stated Hagen Harker, President of Mid-States Concrete. The new facility will allow SEC to expand from 80 professionals to an expected 140 after the structure is completed. The project was completed in the Fall of 2007.
What do you get when you combine the speed of Precast and the dedication of Mid-States Concrete Industries? A building in about five months.
“Having a customer that wanted us at the table early in the design process was the key to making this project go so smoothly,” stated Hagen Harker, President of Mid-States. The Kerry Project in Gridley Illinois is another example of what a partnership with Mid-States can provide.