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Brandon Duffel Joins Precast as Senior Project Manager

Aug14

Brandon Duffel

Precast Specialties Corp. is pleased to announce that Brandon Duffel has accepted the position of Senior Project Manager. Brandon’s responsibilities will include managing and supporting projects for Precast Specialties Corp’s rapidly growing Architectural Group.

Brandon brings many years of experience and a proven track record as a Project Engineer and Project Manager to Precast Specialties Corp. Most recently, Brandon was the Engineering Manager for Coreslab Structures (CONN.), Brandon’s extensive knowledge and expertise with both architectural and structural precast will undoubtedly benefit Precast Specialties Corp’s Architectural Group. Brandon received his B.S. in Engineering from The Cooper Union.

For nearly 30 years, Precast Specialties Corp. has focused on the versatility of precast concrete as a smart and sustainable building material that delivers energy-saving benefits. Our precast concrete panels and concrete curbing are chosen by architects, engineers, contractors and environmental planners throughout New England.

Located in Abington, MA, our manufacturing facility is accessible to all New England states. We are proud to be a United States manufacturer of precast concrete components who helps our customers achieve their design vision while respecting the environment.

For more information on Precast Specialties Corp., follow us on Twitter or visit our site to find out what our clients and contractors have to say about our work, or see for yourself by contacting us for your next project at:

Precast Specialties Corp.
999 Adams Street
P.O. Box 86
Abington, MA 02351
Tel: (781)878-7220
Fax: (781)878-7464
info@precastspecialtiescorp.com

Precast Concrete Provides Imagery for Boston City Hall

Apr6

Precast Specialties Corp. has been New England’s supplier of precast concrete products for decades. Precast products have been the backbone of many high-profile architectural projects throughout the years. Perhaps the most notable has been the Boston City Hall, created in 1969 using mostly precast concrete panels. This project won multiple awards for Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, a firm located on Newbury Street in Boston. This group was picked out of a large pool of contestants for the honor of designing the City Hall.

Boston City Hall

The firm details the imagery behind the design, and their reasoning behind using precast concrete:

Commissioned as the result of a national competition, the design of the City Hall accommodates a complex program of public access, administration and ceremony on a prominent and dramatically contoured site. The architectural language aims at an iconic building to convey the dignity and openness of contemporary government.

The formal composition is a tripartite arrangement of a base, a brick clad volume built into the hillside from which a columnar concrete structure rises to support the elevated level of the council and the Mayor and the tiered office floors in the crown of the building above.

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At the interior, offices are grouped around major public spaces, the council chamber, councilors’ and Mayor’s offices around the eight story high south entry hall and indoor forum, the work spaces of the lower building around a multi-level North Concourse and the upper floors with views of the city and the sea, get additional daylight from a central courtyard.

The structural fabric of precast and cast-in-place concrete, designed in collaboration with the engineer LeMessurier, provides the syntax of the formal language. The imagery of the building is complex in its innovative modernism and allusion to historic prototypes, temples, palazzi and city ramparts. Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles Architects.

See more pictures and information about this and other Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles projects here.

Precast Specialties Corp. specializes in architectural concrete panels, concrete roadway products and exceptional custom precast products including seawall panels, boat ramps and large support piers. We can produce virtually any color, finish or texture to meet your project needs. Our diverse portfolio includes industrial, medical and government projects, among others. See why contractors and businesses rave about our work, and contact us for your next project at:

Precast Specialties Corp.
999 Adams Street
P.O. Box 86
Abington, MA 02351

Tel: 781-878-7220
Fax: 781-878-7464
info@precastspecialtiescorp.com

Sleek and Stunning, The Time Has Come For Chic Precast

Jan19

Concrete ClocksPhoto from Contemporist

We couldn’t help but share this amazing use of concrete featured on design website Contemporist. From Sweden-based Kvarnen Studio and Forsberg Form, the TIDVIS collection is a group of visually stunning, minimalistic concrete grandfather clocks.

Concrete Clocks Featured on Contemporist

Photo from Contemporist

We are always looking for inspiration, and we found it in these clocks. At Precast Specialties Corp., our Architectural Products Group produces wall panels and trim work built to each customer’s specification. Our Roadway Products Group manufacturers precast curbing, parking bumpers and guardrail posts used by municipalities, developers, owners and contractors throughout the Northeast. In our Custom Products Groups, we work with architects and contractors to supply a range of custom precast materials to make sure the project is done right. From new finishes to interesting designs, we know that precast is an untapped resource for design inspiration.

Precast Specialties Corp. is Changing the Way Architects See the Built Environment

Like a chef without knives, or a painter without a palette…
Like a sculptor without a chisel, or a musician without an instrument…
This is an architect without the assistance, support and cooperation of a company that specializes in architectural precast.

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