Posted on December 13, 2019 by Jenny Frost
Did you know Wells Concrete casts electrical boxes in our wall panels?
With the help of our on-staff master electrician, drafting and project management departments, Wells coordinates with the general contractor and electrical subcontractor to locate and install electrical block-outs that would typically be surface-mounted on both the interior and exterior of precast panels.
One of the major benefits is the ability to flush mount boxes in high traffic areas such as gymnasiums or for security reasons in jails and detention centers. Other applications we typically see are for exterior light fixtures, electrical boxes and security cameras. This removes any exposed conduit runs in the exterior of the building.
We are seeing a rise in architects specifically calling out boxes to be cast into precast panels. This is typically called out right in the precast specification or on the electrical construction drawings. Personally, as a salesman and not an electrician, I would prefer to be provided with an estimated count of boxes that we could use to put a competitive bid together.
Please reach out if you would like to request any additional information on pricing or our typical electrical process once Wells has been awarded a project.