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A Change for the Architectural Certification program in the precast industry

Posted on November 25, 2020

Over the last couple years, the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) set out to modify the Architectural Certification Program to develop a... Read more »

Best Value: the Low Price is not always the Right Price

Posted on November 24, 2020

When deciding on which precast subcontractor to use it is not only the low number that needs consideration, it is the overall best value provided... Read more »

Insulated Precast Concrete Walls

Posted on November 24, 2020

Insulated precast concrete wall panels have all the benefits of traditional precast such as durability, acoustic absorption, and quick install, in... Read more »

What Can Precast do that Cast-in-Place Cannot?

Posted on November 18, 2020

Precast concrete is simply concrete that is not cast in its final position, hence, pre-cast. It is cast in a reusable mold and is typically cured... Read more »

Precast for General Contractors

Posted on November 12, 2020

In the construction world there are a lot of unknowns that take place and if a General Contractor can find any avenue that they know will be... Read more »

Cast-In Electrical

Posted on November 12, 2020

Did you know Wells Concrete casts electrical boxes in our wall panels? Read more »

5 reasons GCs should consider promoting precast on their next jobsite

Posted on November 12, 2020

Control over your jobsite and schedule. With offsite production, pieces are poured and cured in a controlled environment and then stored offsite... Read more »

Using BIM with the AEC community

Posted on November 12, 2020

In the last ten years, the Architect/Engineer/Contractor (AEC) community has begun to drastically change how it develops projects.  The tools that... Read more »

A key item to look for when inspecting precast: Cracks

Posted on November 12, 2020

What Exactly Is A Crack? A crack is simply when the concrete matrix, or the “glue” for the rocks, cannot hold bond to itself, or the aggregate in... Read more »

Precast vs Timber

Posted on November 12, 2020

There is a growing trend in multi-family residential construction to use wood as an alternative to precast concrete. The primary reason for this... Read more »

What is Efflorescence?

Posted on November 4, 2020

As summer left in a hurry, we skipped fall, and landed straight into winter. As we go through these different climates during curing process your... Read more »

Thin Brick precast panels – a fad on the rise!

Posted on November 2, 2020

As many of you in the design community are getting more and more familiar with some of the new façade options for arch precast panels you are... Read more »

Rising to the Challenge

Posted on November 2, 2020

Earlier this year, Wells Concrete was awarded the Franklin Light Rail Maintenance Facility addition in Minneapolis with general contractor, LS... Read more »

How It’s Made: Architectural Concrete Finishes

Posted on November 2, 2020

Architectural precast concrete wall panels provide one of the most versatile exterior architectural products available to the market. Using... Read more »

Procedure for Determining Fire Ratings for Precast Structures

Posted on November 2, 2020

Often times we get asked about the fire rating for a total precast structure that incorporates precast double tees.  In this blog I will walk you... Read more »