Architecturally Brilliant The Beauty of White Cement Concrete
Imaginative in Design Broad spectrum of color options Infinite textures, shapes, and patterns Versatile range of architectural applications
Consistent in Color Clean bright whites, light pastels, and earth tones Controlled manufacturing process for reliable consistency Color matching to existing structures, previously placed concrete, and natural settings
Innovative in Appearance Decorative, cost-effective alternative to stone, steel, and glass Plasticity for fine surface detailing and versatile finishes Long-term beauty, durability, and economy
Distinctive by Design Case Study - Precast Keeping Pace with Style and Substance Nike World Campus North Expansion Washington Co., Oregon Objective Helps complete Nike’s existing World Campus Headquarters at one centralized location. Project Six office buildings and one parking structure used 1,712 precast architectural wall cladding panels and column covers.
CONTRACTOR: Kiewit Construction PRECAST SUPPLIER: Morse Bros,. Inc. Prestressed Concrete Group
Limitless Design Possibilities The Versatility of White Cement Concrete
Flexible Shapes, Textures and Colors Varied pigments and colored aggregates for unique compositions Expansive flexibility for unlimited textural effects Customized designs, patterns, emblems and ornaments
Timeless Integrity Strength to withstand wind, earthquakes, fire, and termites High-density resistance to moisture and rot Long-term appearance, low-maintenance performance
Superior Structural Capacity Multi-story window casements Arches and vaulted canopies Towering columns Copings, crowns, and returns
Distinctive by Design Case Study – Cast-in-Place Unshakable Performance Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels and Bell Tower Los Angeles, California Objective Build the first structurally base-isolated cathedral in the world to withstand Southern California’s earthquake activity. Project Structure with seating capacity for 3,000 people, engineered with a design life of at least 300 years, capable of uninterrupted service after an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 on the Richter scale.
OWNER: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
ARCHITECTS: Design: Jose Rafael Moneo Executive: Leo A. Daly On site: John Williams, AIA STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Nabih Youssef & Associates GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Morley Construction READY-MIX SUPPLIER: Catalina Pacific Concrete
Blending Style with Utility The Value of White Cement Concrete
Energy Efficient Lower energy requirements per ton than other major building materials Reduced temperature fluctuations, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs Improved lighting efficiency for overall safety and streamlined operational costs
Competitively Solid The look of natural stone – the cost-efficiency of concrete Less lead time – shorter construction schedule Advanced processes and construction methods – greater quality control
Cost Effective Low life-cycle cost when compared to other materials Less maintenance, reducing overall labor and material expenses Architecturally practical for long-term performance and economy
Distinctive by Design Case Study – Tilt-up The Fast Track to High Tech Pepsi Distribution Facility, Windsor, Wisconsin Berbee Data Center, Fitchberg, Wisconsin Objective Meet the specialized requirements of commercial building projects with solutions that provide fast construction, long life, and low maintenance, while enhancing corporate image. Projects Concrete tilt-up construction of 130,000-square-foot Pepsi distribution facility and 50,000-square-foot Berbee Data Center building.