LITTLETON, Colo. (March 23, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Littleton Earns Top Industry Recognition for Plant Certification

Oldcastle Infrastructure Littleton Earns Top Industry Recognition for Plant Certification

Oldcastle Infrastructure of Littleton, Colo., was honored for 20 consecutive years in the National Precast Concrete Association’s plant certification program. The company was recognized on March 2 in Cleveland, Ohio, during the Precast Show 2017.

In addition, Oldcastle Infrastructure Fuquay‐Varina, N.C., Easton, Pa.; Brookshire, Texas and Houston, Texas were honored for 10 consecutive years in the National Precast Concrete Association’s plant certification program and Oldcastle Infrastructure Wilsonville, Ore. and San Antonio, Texas for 5 years.

NPCA‐certified plants that have been continuously certified for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years are honored for their long‐term commitment to practicing quality production practices and producing high‐quality precast concrete products. To achieve certification, precast manufacturing plants are graded on several critical areas of precast concrete production including plant quality control procedures, safety, production practices, concrete mixture and reinforcement design and more.

“NPCA is proud to recognize Oldcastle Infrastructure for its dedication to the program and to quality precast concrete products,” said Ty Gable, president of National Precast Concrete Association.

About NPCA
The National Precast Concrete Association (precast.org) represents more than 600 manufacturing firms and nearly 300 supplier companies operating in the precast concrete sector of the construction industry in North America. Based in Indianapolis, NPCA provides technical services, educational programs, safety expertise and certification programs for the industry.

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the clear choice for building products and services for North American infrastructure projects. We are a leading provider of engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including: Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

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PASADENA, Calif. (March 16, 2017)

Precast Concrete Highway Slabs Expedite Largest Project of this Type in North America on I‐ 210 in California

Precast Concrete Highway Slabs Expedite Largest Project of this Type in North America on I‐ 210 in California

Precast concrete highway pavement slabs are increasing in popularity for use in rapid highway construction. This is, in part, the result of many state departments of transportation recognizing the efficiency of the precast slab method and selecting it for use on an increasing number of state projects.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has specified precast concrete pavement slabs for one of the largest projects of this type in North America, the Pavement and Slab Replacement Project on the Foothill Freeway (I‐ 210). This transportation project, approximately 12 miles north of Los Angeles, begins at the Dunsmore Avenue undercrossing in La Crescenta‐Montrose and extends to the North Los Robles Avenue overcrossing in Pasadena.

Flatiron West of Chino Hills, California, has appointed Oldcastle Infrastructure of Fontana, California to supply several thousand precast highway pavement slabs for this $148 million project.

As a national precaster who has embraced this technology, Oldcastle Infrastructure, a leading provider of engineered building product solutions for North American infrastructure projects, received the contract to manufacture 6,500 precast concrete pavement slabs. Each slab measures 12.5‐foot ‐wide by 11.33‐foot‐ long by 12‐inch‐thick, for the 9.7‐mile segment of I‐210, and will be used to replace sections, that have undergone erosion and deterioration due to years of exposure to heavy traffic.

Site installation of the pavement slabs is occurring as an overnight process. The highway is closed at approximately 9:00 pm, the deteriorated sections are cut out, and a lean concrete base is placed into the opening. After the concrete base achieves the required strength, approximately 1 hour later, the precast concrete pavement slabs are installed and the highway is reopened for full traffic by 5:00 am the next morning. This method reduces impact to the public, especially to commuters.

Regional General Manager ‐ Southern Calif. Todd Ebbert remarked, “Our team took an innovative approach to this project, drawing on our many years of experience, which resulted in a successful outcome for all. This product offers a solid solution to improving our highways while creating little impact to the public.”

As has been seen over the years where precast pavement slabs are used to repair damaged highway lanes or upgrade older lanes, Precast Concrete Pavement Systems (PCPS) promote construction methods that reduce traffic congestion, reduce project duration, increase safety, and produce durable repairs. Not only do the highway slabs install quickly, minimizing closures and exposure of crews to live traffic, they can be installed in any weather and last a long time, an estimated 50 years, according to Caltrans.

This project started in April of 2015 and will continue through mid‐2018. The work will include both day and night operations. When completed these highway improvements will enhance safety and meet current Caltrans standards.

Length of freeway segment: 9.7 miles
Total amount of concrete: 200,000 cubic yards of precast and cast in place.
Avg. number of slabs set per week: 280
Avg. distance of slabs set per night: 630
Linear‐Feet Manufacturing time: April 2016 through March 2017
Avg. slabs cast per day: 30

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the clear choice for building products and services for North American infrastructure projects. We are a leading provider of engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including: Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

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LITTLETON, Colo. (March 14, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Earns Top Safety Award from National Precast Concrete Association

Oldcastle Infrastructure Earns Top Safety Award from National Precast Concrete Association

Oldcastle Infrastructure plants based in Newnan, Ga. and Concord, N.C. received Safety Hall of Fame Awards from the National Precast Concrete Association at The Precast Show 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. The award, given for the first time this year, recognizes safety‐conscious producer members for having no recordable incidents and accidents for the last five years.

Oldcastle Infrastructure received the award for reaching the highest level of safety achievement based on its OSHA 300 logs.

“The precast concrete industry continues to focus on ensuring its high‐quality, durable products are produced in a safe manner,” said Ty Gable, president of National Precast Concrete Association. “NPCA is committed to helping our members succeed and is proud of the safety records of these two Oldcastle Infrastructure plants.”

About NPCA
The National Precast Concrete Association (precast.org) represents more than 600 manufacturing firms and nearly 300 supplier companies operating in the precast concrete sector of the construction industry in North America. Based in Indianapolis, NPCA provides technical services, educational programs, safety expertise and certification programs for the industry.

About Oldcastle Infrastructure
Oldcastle Infrastructure is the clear choice for building products and services for North American infrastructure projects. We are a leading provider of engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including: Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

(Content received from National Precast Concrete Association)

www.oldcastleprecast.com

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