High Concrete Group LLC is producing a precast concrete parking garage for the St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2012, the 96,000-square-foot garage replaces an existing 133-spot surface lot with 384 spaces in three stories. The precast concrete components are being produced at High Concrete Group’s Denver, Pa. plant.
High Concrete Group was awarded the $3.1 million contract by Allentown-based Bracy Contracting, Inc., the general contractor for the project. A total of 329 pieces will be erected starting in October. The garage was designed by Tim Haahs Engineers Architects of Blue Bell, Pa.
Planned for construction between Maple, Walnut, South St. Cloud and South 18th streets in the city’s downtown area, the $9.6 million project includes a circular drop-off area to serve the hospital’s new main entrance, completed in 2008, and a connector from the south wing of the hospital to the east wing. Prominent elevations will receive a thin brick finish to integrate with neighboring residential structures.
About High Concrete Group:
Headquartered in Denver, Pa., and employing more than 400 co-workers, High Concrete Group has provided precast components for more than 5,000 projects since 1957, and is found on Engineering News Record’s list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors. High Concrete Group has production facilities in Denver, Pa., Buena, N.J., Springboro, Ohio, and Paxton, Ill. The company also operates High Concrete Accessories, a Denver, Pa.-based national precasting embedment supplier.