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Denver, CO, United States, 2010/10/01 - Stresscon Corporation, a precast fabrication plant located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, finalized the installation of precast concrete for the new Belmar Target store in Lakewood, Colorado.
A first of its kind in Colorado, this Target is built on a precast concrete elevated podium, allowing for parking underneath the store.
Situated on only five acres, the “relatively small construction site dictated the need for this podium type of construction, and precast was the perfect solution,” stated Dave Mahan, Stresscon’s Business Development Manager.
Given the inherent advantage of using regional materials, precast concrete will contribute to the building owner’s goal of LEED® Silver certification.
The precast scope of work for this job is comprised of the following:
• Over 130,000 sq. ft of Double Tees;
• Over 2000 lin. ft of beams;
• 68 columns (two of which were 72 ft tall prestressed columns);
• Over 5600 sq. ft of spandrels;
• Over 56,000 sq. ft of wall panels (more than half of which were insulated);
• 15 precast stairs.
A significant advantage to using precast concrete on this, or any project, is the inherent, accelerated construction schedule that precast has to offer. This was key in ensuring that Roche Constructors, the general contractor, be able to meet the planned grand opening in March 2011.
About Stresscon Corporation
Stresscon Corporation (stresscon.com) designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1967 and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. Stresscon’s project teams of professional engineers and technicians provide pre-construction services, conceptual studies, and beneficial design collaboration.
About The EnCon Companies
The EnCon Companies (enconunited.com) are specialty contractors providing precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. In addition to the corporate offices and the design group, both headquartered in Denver, Colorado, EnCon Companies maintains nine manufacturing facilities nationwide. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of precast structures.