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East Texas Precast is starting one of the tallest above ground parking structures in the United States. Located on the 94th block in Downtown Houston we are starting our newest 1151 piece, 13.5 level structural precast garage. This garage was contracted to use by Hoar Construction, designed by Gensler, and was engineered by Walter P. Moore.

The 94th block in Houston is in the heart of downtown. This parking garage is surrounded by hotels, apartments and restaurants. It is located directly across Rusk Street from the historic Texaco building, which is now The Star Apartments. It should really serve a vital role in facilitating parking needs for the Downtown Community of Houston.

The 13.5 level garage will have a 252' x 120' footprint, and w...

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This week East Texas Precast is glad to have finished an amazing parking garage for the Flower Mound community. This 333 piece, 3 bay garage was built for Riverwalk Medical Park in Flower Mound, Texas. The garage features a brilliant brick form liner finished exterior. This form liner finish is a great example of precast concrete's versatility in design. As you can see in the photos below you are able to achieve the aesthetic beauty of brick in a parking garage, while also having the usual benefits of precast concrete like strength and production speed. If you're interested in learning more about precast finishes check out our architectural resources on our website at http://www.easttexasprecast.com/architectural-resources.

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We hope that the over 450 parking spaces in the garage helps provide adequate parking for the surrounding medical facilities, and helps to improve the Flower Mound community. We'd like to thank our partners Schwob Building Company, Datum Engineers, and Architeriors for helping in this project, and as always keep tuned to http://www.easttexasprecast.com/news for more updates on our projects.

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Parking in an urban downtown can be a hassle at times. But East Texas Precast is looking to help alleviate that problem for Dallas. Last week we began construction on a new 1090 piece, 11 story parking garage located at 502 & 504 St. Paul Street in the heart of Downtown Dallas.

This garage, which is contracted by Schwob Building Company, designed by Omniplan, and engineered by Datum, is not without complications though. Because of the tight building constraints, seen below, that are present in many urban environments particular care is having to be shown when lifting and placing our precast concrete pieces into place. And requires unique crane configurations.

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But despite these challenges we at East Texas Precast are eager and excited to deliver one of our most impactful garages yet in the Dallas area.

East Texas Precast has reached substantial completion on a gorgeous parking garage for Domain Tower in Austin, Texas. This was a two phase garage that totals four parking bays wide, and eight parking levels high. The initial first phase of the garage was only two parking bays, and eight levels high. The first phase was completed and in use while the second phase was installed.

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The second phase of this garage added an additional 811 pieces of precast and two more parking bays. This expansions primary purpose is to anticipate higher parking demands in the area upon the completion of the Domain Tower right next door. The Domain Tower is expected to house up to 12,000 new employees in the area, so additional parking is an obvious need for the area.

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East Texas Precast has reached substantial completion on our garage for the Marriott Hotel in the CityPlace community. This 276 piece garage come with some unique challenges in the erecting process. Because of the rapid expansion and construction around the CityPlace there was very tight spaces for our cranes to lift and place our precast places into place. As you can tell in our initial job site photo below our crane is just feet away from the Marriott Hotel job site behind it, and this was the case for the whole of the erection process.

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But even through this challenge we were still able to finish a gorgeous, two bay, four level garage. That should provide plenty of parking for Marriott and their guests. We'd like to thank Austin Commercial for contracting us, and Hgs Limited for designing the garage. We believe that once the CityPlace community is finished that our garage will be performing a vital role to help the community function.

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And as always keep an eye out for more East Texas Precast news because we have a busy end to our year ahead.

Earlier this week, senior management provided Prairie View A&M's engineering undergraduates a tour of our facilities. Dr. Ramalingam coordinated a tour for his students in his reinforced concrete class. In addition, Prairie View Mayor David Allen joined to represent the city. The group came to get some hands on experience in seeing how piece tickets are drawn and how pieces are made, after they learned the theories behind reinforcing concrete.

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The tour covered our entirety of our outside facilities including our pouring beds, batch plant, aggregate storage, welding shop, QC lab, and carpentry shop. During the tour the entire production of a precast/prestressed concrete was displayed, along with general ideas behind the advantages that precast gives.

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Nothing beats hands on experience. That is why tours like this are just one of the many things that East Texas Precast loves to do to help inform and educate the future of the construction community in Texas.

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Late last week East Texas Precast reached substantial completion on Houston Methodist's 681 piece parking garage in Sugar Land. This gorgeous garage has a light sandblast finish leading to a light creme color concrete with accented spandrels, and an elevated first level. This elevated first level, seen below, not only allows for the accommodation of medical vehicle traffic, but also to allow an elevated pedestrian walkway to be put in between the garage and medical office building.

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This three bay and four level garage is located in the middle of the Houston Methodist campus in Sugar Land off of Interstate 59 and Highway 6. This is the second of three garages we are producing for Houston Methodist with the garage in the Woodlands being completed already in September, and another garage scheduled to begin later this year in Willowbrook.

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We'd like to thank the design team for this job; E.E. Reed, Walker Parking Consultants, and PGAL. We'd also like to again thank Houston Methodist for allowing us to help expand their medical facilities, and helping to grow communities around the Greater Houston Area.

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Early this week we began our newest construction project a parking garage for the newest Marriott Hotel in Springwood. This parking garage was contracted to us by Austin Commercial, designed by Hgs Limited. It is a 276 piece garage, with two bays and four stories. Along with this our garage will meet the LEED certification that all buildings in CityPlace must meet. It will accompany the newest 337-room, 10-story hotel from Marriott in Springwood Village's CityPlace.

CityPlace is a 60-acre mixed-use urban district that is a vibrant hub for the community. This district when completed will have luxury residential, glass and steel office buildings, retail, dining, and the Marriott Hotel. CityPlace's developers say, "This Marriott will not onl...

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Here at East Texas Precast we are glad to announce that we have finished erecting a beautiful, white precast garage in the Woodlands for Houston Methodist Hospitals this weekend. East Texas Precast is happy to announce the substantial completion of the latest garage for the Houston Methodist hospital system. The latest garage accompanies an expansion to the current medical facility, located just off of I-45 at Highway 242.

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Parking over 700 cars, the seven level structure, which uses white cement to provide colored concrete so that the structure does not need paint applied to its exterior.

The design of this garage also included two features to provide ease of access to hospital patients. First, the Houston Methodist system required that between the first and second levels, a large clearance height must be maintained. While typically, the clearance between the first two levels is about 8'6", this clearance level was 16'. due to this change, this level of the garage can be used to park mass transit vehicles for patients as well as medical vehicles to quickly unload large quantities of medical supplies.

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Second, Houston Methodist needed to be ensure that clients who parked in the garage could remain covered from the garage to the building. To ensure this, they have designed a pedestrian bridge, that will run from the third story of the garage to the building. As you can see in the photo above, while the bridge is not in yet, the change in structural design at the second elevated level will allow this bridge to be easily installed in the future.

Again we would like to thank the wonderful design team on this project including Page, Cardno Haynes Whaley, and Vaughn Construction. Look for more information of our next two projects with Houston Methodist, located on their Sugarland and Willowbrook campuses.

We have begun construction on the second phase for HPI's latest commercial project. The second phase of this project will be a two bay, 811 piece expansion, adding onto the original two bay garage. The design team for this project was Zapalac/Reed Construction, Boka Powell, and Cardno Haynes Whaley. The final will be eight levels and almost 2000 pieces of precast.

The Domain Tower is a 308,000 square foot office building being constructed in the Domain District in Austin, Texas. The building will include office spaces for companies and business expecting to house up to 12,000 employees. Along with the office spaces the building will have outdoor amenities for its employees to match the style of the Domain.

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