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Architect: Hickok Warner Fox Joint Venture

Owner: JBG Company

General Contractor: James G. Davis Construction Co.

Precast Erector: Erection Associates, LTD

There aren’t many buildings in town that we can honestly say we clad twice…Potomac Center may be the only one.

In the early 1960’s, A&C cast over 700 V-Shaped column covers with a water-wash finish in our original plant in Alexandria, VA (as a teenager our president, Nick Carosi III, spent a summer finishing and loading these panels) . Forty years later, we took the old water-wash precast off the building and reclad with over 1300 panels with combination of an acid-wash and sand-blast finish.

This project was also our first precast blast-designed project. The combination of a reclad and the blast design created many challenging connection issues. These connection issues were not only in our design but also with regard to the structural engineer of record, who had to reinforce the old structure in order to handle the blast loads.

This building is more than a beautiful precast building – It’s a testament to our longevity and legacy of quality architectural precast in the Washington metropolitan area.