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County Prestress partners with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Club believes an individual’s background and life circumstances should not determine their access to experiences and opportunities. They seek to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors.
The Boys & Girls Club offers life-changing services for school-age children with innovative educational programs and caring adult mentors. The additional support encourages students to stay engaged in school and discover their interests. More than 97 percent of Club teens graduate from high school.
County Prestress, through the Sonnentag American Foundation, targets support to worthy organizations like The Boys & Girls Club. We partner with organizations that support individuals in four key service areas: Hunger & Homelessness Support, Service Members & Veterans Support, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services, and Mentoring & Skills Building.
The Downers Grove Apartments project in Downers Grove, Illinois, added 167 new apartment units and a two-story parking deck to the Chicago suburb’s downtown community.
The project’s urban location and aggressive timeline presented several design and production challenges. The short construction deadline demanded building materials that could be produced and installed quickly, with minimal disruption to pedestrian and commuter traffic.
Because of the site’s layout and limited street access, a tower crane had to be erected on the building’s podium to complete the residential floors. This meant the podium had to be carefully designed to meet excessive loading requirements.
County Prestress’ Hollowcore proved ideal for the podium and two-story parking garage of this project. Once installed, prestressed planks provide a stable work deck for other trades and are strong enough to support heavy loads from construction equipment.
Manufactured to specifications and delivered on-site ready-to-install concrete components can accelerate the construction process. With multiple production facilities throughout the Midwest, County Prestress’ enhanced production capabilities made it possible to meet the expedited production deadline.
To keep the project on schedule, County Prestress’ delivery team conducted extensive pre-planning and coordination with the general contractor and the Village of Downers Grove before each product delivery. More than 1,300 prestressed concrete components were delivered and erected in just three months to ensure timely completion of this project.
Use hollowcore for your next project by contacting our Customer Service Team at (800) 562-7700.
County Prestress was selected to supply insulated sandwich walls (ISWs) and hollowcore for Blackhawk Technical College’s Center for Transportation Studies. The automotive educational facility will provide greater opportunities for students pursuing automotive and diesel mechanics, trucking, and related fields in Janesville, Wisconsin.
County Prestress manufactured and delivered 89 insulated sandwich wall panels and 32 hollowcore planks for the Center for Transportation Studies project.
Prestressed concrete building materials were specified for their versatility and efficiency. To keep pace with the construction schedule and accommodate the building’s unique angles, County Prestress manufactured each component to be ready for installation upon arrival at the job site. Minimizing on-site preparation helped project leaders reduce the cost of labor and materials and save valuable time.
The Center for Transportation Studies houses an automotive and diesel shop with potential fire hazards, such as gasoline, flammable liquids, and electrical equipment. Using prestressed concrete with three-hour fire ratings offers peace of mind, as concrete resists fire and contains the spread of flames. For this reason, structures built with concrete are often eligible for lower insurance premiums.
Blackhawk Technical College will benefit from the low life cycle cost and enhanced safety benefits of prestressed concrete for the remainder of the structure’s service life, estimated at 60 years or longer.
To work with County Prestress on your upcoming project, contact our Customer Service Team at (708) 562-7700.
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