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Architect: Ai

General Contractor: Turner Construction Co.

Precast Erector: Erection Associates, LTD

This project, which mirrors an existing masonry-installed granite façade building, consisted of 800 panels and 105,000 square feet of architectural precast. The project also included a smaller grand entrance building.

The project was originally budgeted with stone-clad precast on the entire façade, but through some early consultation with the architect and the contractor, we were able to come up with the sandblast mix that very closely matched the water-blasted granite. So in the end, the bottom three floors had all stone-clad precast, (both the polished and the water-blasted granite) while the upper floors had a combination of polished granite & sandblasted precast (to replace the water-blasted). This saved the project budget over two million dollars in stone procurement cost.

This project shows the importance of early consultation. The earlier involvement we have with the project – the more help and benefit, we can be.