REHOBOTH, Mass. (May 23, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Skilton Road Bridge Project Wins PCI Best Rehabilitation Bridge Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Skilton Road Bridge Project Wins PCI Best Rehabilitation Bridge Award

Oldcastle Infrastructure is pleased to announce their latest achievement, the 2016 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) Design Award. The repair to Skilton Road Bridge in Watertown, Conn. was selected as the Best Rehabilitation Bridge winner.

“Thankful to the PCI Design Awards’ panel of judges, we are honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Chris Fowler, Regional Manager‐Engineering of Oldcastle Infrastructure. “As a pioneer in developing innovative concepts for our clients, this bridge structure is just one example of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s ingenuity when it comes to creating high quality precast resolutions. We look forward to using our innovative precast concrete technology in future projects.”

The new Skilton Road Bridge design had to bring the bridge up to code and extend its life without sacrificing the historical character of the original structure. The designers decided to install a new superstructure consisting of precast, prestressed concrete slabs that would span over the existing arch bridge, thus preserving and protecting the entire historic structure.

Oldcastle Infrastructure designed, engineered and manufactured the precast bridge slabs at their Rehoboth, MA facility.

The use of precast concrete deck slabs allowed the bridge designers to repair the historic masonry bridge while maintaining its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, the designers were able to expand and widen the bridge with minimal impact on the existing bridge structure.

A widely‐regarded industry program, the PCI Design Awards (www.pci.org (http://www.pci.org/)) honors design excellence and construction quality in buildings and transportation structures that use precast concrete.

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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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NEWNAN, Ga. (May 17, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Fourth Annual Abby’s Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day

Oldcastle Infrastructure Supports Fourth Annual Abby’s Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day

During the weekend of April 22nd, Oldcastle Infrastructure Georgia employees and their families came to support, participate and help in the 4th annual Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day, held annually at Coweta County Fairgrounds in Newnan, Georgia. This day was selected to celebrate Angel Abby Bacho and bring families together for a day to honor Abby’s gift of life on Christmas Day 2012, to bring awareness to organ donation and to have fun!

Abby’s Angels Foundation is named in honor of Abby Bacho, daughter of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Georgia Engineering Manager Steve Bacho, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in December 2012 when a distracted teen driver ran a traffic light and collided with the Bacho’s vehicle.

In honor of Abby, Steve and his wife Natalie, their family and their friends established Abby’s Angels Foundation which supports children and families in need through what is called “Abby’s Closets” in area schools, through outreach programs for children who have lost a sibling, through programs that inform drivers of all ages about the hazards of distracted driving, and offer help to families whose children give life through organ donation.

Georgia Regional General Manager Gene Drake commented, “This is a fantastic event and our team is enthusiastic and determined to support and participate in such a worthy cause again this year and in the years to come.  Steve and his family are wonderful people and their ability to turn grief into generosity and hope for so many children is truly inspiring. This event has continued to grow every year to where they need additional help to continue their mission. So, in addition to sponsoring and running or walking, our team helped with the set up and clean up as well.”

Steve Bacho added, “My wife and I continue to be humbled and amazed by the Foundation’s reach and the positive impact it continues to have.  Support from local business, volunteers, and national sponsors, such as Oldcastle Infrastructure, make the work of Abby’s Angels Foundation possible”.

The foundation is now servicing over 30 schools and it has become an overwhelming task for Natalie to service all of them by herself.  Therefore, the Oldcastle Infrastructure Georgia employees have volunteered to help sort inventory and stock the closets throughout the year.

ABOUT ABBY’S ANGELS FOUNDATION
Abby’s Closets are designated private spaces in schools that foster acceptance and hope.  These special spaces provide school supplies to underprivileged students while reflecting Abby’s personality.  To date, 30 elementary, middle and high schools have been given the gift of an Abby’s Closet in addition to Angels House in Newnan, GA and Our House in Auburn, AL.

Abby’s Angels Foundation also partners with Fear This 4 Life, Inc. (Teen Vehicle Operations Course) that teaches accident avoidance skills to teen drivers and has successfully trained over 300 teens and young adults since their first class in 2014.  Due to the generosity of supporters, nine $1000 college scholarships have been awarded to eligible seniors who completed this course.  Abby’s Angels Foundation provides these courses at a reduced fee for each student.

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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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VANDER, N.C. (May 12, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolina Region Kicks Off 2017 Giving Back to the Community

Oldcastle Infrastructure Carolina Region Kicks Off 2017 Giving Back to the Community

No practical jokesters were present on April 1, 2017, just committed volunteers from Oldcastle Infrastructure’s North Carolina Region.  Kicking off their “2017 Carolina’s Give Back to the Community” initiative, employees and family members from Oldcastle Infrastructure Vander, N.C., worked hard cleaning up a 4‐mile area in Fayetteville for the community’s Annual Citywide Cleanup Day.

Each Oldcastle Infrastructure plant in the Carolina region has made a commitment to give back to their communities in 2017 through several different volunteer programs.

For this reason, the Vander N.C. team selected Fayetteville’s Annual Citywide Cleanup program from a list of proposed projects. As a result, Vander completed the first 2017 Carolina regional community service.

Last year the annual city wide cleanup resulted in 553 volunteers picking up 11,480 pounds of litter. Each year the cleanup teams are given T‐shirts, trash bags, bottled water, and gloves to complete the trash removal. Lunch is also provided to the volunteers.

Committed to having the Carolina regional facilities give back to their communities, Carolina’s Regional General Manager Kevin Blackwell explained that everyone benefits from philanthropic efforts. Giving back to the community in any way, shape, or form is a win‐win proposition.

“We are very proud of the Vander team for being the first to accomplish this in 2017. Our team members feel great about helping others,” stated Kevin.

Regional Operations Manager Craig Cheek remarked, “I would like to give a special thank you to Keoki Broad and Glenn Johnson for planning the community service project and thank everyone who donated their time for this cause. As a matter of fact, we received a great deal of positive feedback from the community and the team enjoyed the camaraderie.”

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LITTLETON, Colo. (May 9, 2017)

OLDCASTLE PRECAST’S CALIFORNIA BRIDGE PROJECT HONORED WITH PCI DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

OLDCASTLE PRECAST’S CALIFORNIA BRIDGE PROJECT HONORED WITH PCI DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a nationally recognized precast concrete manufacturer, announces that their Interstate‐10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Project received a 2016 Design Award Honorable Mention from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

During the 54th annual PCI Design Award Program, twenty‐six awards were presented to projects across North America, including best‐in‐class awards for both transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all‐precast concrete construction.

Recognized for its innovative precast solution, the Interstate‐10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Project was constructed using Oldcastle Infrastructure Perris, California’s innovative precast concrete bridge elements that met the stringent requirements of the California Department of Transportation.

Speed was critical for this emergency project, and designers took advantage of the many benefits of precast concrete to meet the rapid delivery goals. Using precast concrete girders eliminated the need for temporary falsework, which accelerated girder placement and limited the environmental impact on the channel area. Precast concrete segmental abutment and wingwall elements were used to accommodate a staggered construction schedule. In addition, an adjacent precast concrete girder arrangement meant the project did not require deck forms, which further shortened the timeline.

The PCI Design Awards recognize design excellence and construction quality using precast/prestressed concrete. The program demonstrates how designers are continuing to use precast/prestressed concrete construction to achieve sustainable, cost‐effective, resilient and aesthetically versatile projects.

“The innovation of design, speed of construction and the functionality of precast/prestressed concrete are just a few of the qualities that made this year’s PCI Design Awards an outstanding competition,” said PCI President, Bob Risser.

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BALTIMORE, Md. (May 5, 2017)

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Chesapeake Region Co‐sponsor Educational Earth Day Event with the U.S. Coast Guard in Baltimore, Maryland

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Chesapeake Region Co‐sponsor Educational Earth Day Event with the U.S. Coast Guard in Baltimore, Maryland

This year’s Earth Day marked the 47th celebration of its kind since 1970. On April 21, 2017, Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Chesapeake Region co‐sponsored an Earth Day Educational Fair with the U.S. Coast Guard Yard, located in Baltimore, Maryland.

The U.S. Coast Guard Yard hosted their Earth Day Educational Fair to continue to educate the community and reduce pollution from stormwater runoff. By constructing stormwater filtration planters on their campus, the Coast Guard has been reducing its carbon footprint on the Chesapeake Bay and protecting the environment, its members and the community they live in.

In January 2017, the Environmental Section of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard reached out to Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Infrastructure solutions group for ideas on how to treat stormwater run‐off on such an industrial and tightly packed campus.

After discussions and in support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Earth Day celebration, Oldcastle Infrastructure volunteered and supplied three BioMod planters (precast concrete stormwater retention and filtration units). The BioMod planters allow for a larger volume of stormwater runoff in a smaller footprint than traditional landscape rain gardens. These improved units remove pollutants via filtration and assist in the U.S. Coast Guard’s compliance with the requirements of Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to mitigate runoff.

Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Edgewood, Md. and Fredericksburg, Va. facilities provided two at‐ grade precast concrete bio‐retention planters and one above‐grade planter designed to capture, retain and filter stormwater runoff. A 4‐foot by 24‐foot by 16‐foot bio‐retention planter was created near Parking Lot #20 to collect runoff from the street and parking areas. The run‐off was diverted to the retention system by means of a parking lot channel created by the site contractor.

Secondly, a planter measuring  4‐foot by 25‐ foot by 6‐depth was built adjacent to Building 40 for retaining and filtering the stormwater  from the roof. This is a process called rooftop disconnection, where the Infrastructure does not actually runoff, but is intercepted and decreases the amount that runs off.   Thirdly, an above‐grade level planter, measuring 4‐foot by 10‐foot by 6‐foot‐depth, with 5 feet of the structure above grade, was constructed beside Building 42 in order to handle roof runoff which is piped to the retention planter.

Jointly, Oldcastle Infrastructure and the Coast Guard created the planter design volume (stone depth and soil depths) following the State of Maryland’s Infrastructure Manual Chapter 5 ESDv design specifications.

The U.S. Coast Guard Yard Earth Day Fair was a remarkable success. The Coast Guard’s environmental industry partner companies and organizations set up booths and focused on pollution prevention and environmental education. Various volunteers from partner companies as well as students from Monarch Academy, a local charter school, installed the BioMod planter components and attended environmental educational presentations on the parade field near the Earth Day cookout.

Accordingly, Chris Gorman, Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Infrastructure Manager for the Chesapeake Region gave a presentation to the students, volunteers and Coast Guard staff regarding the science and engineering behind the BioMod system.

The charter school students also toured the Yard, planted shrubs and learned valuable lessons about environmental stewardship.

“Earth Day is a very good opportunity to do something great for the environment. Partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Earth Day Educational Fair, providing the BioMod planters and volunteering was a small gesture towards creating a healthy environment for the future,” said Doug Bruhns, Regional General Manager of the Chesapeake Region for Oldcastle Infrastructure. “It’s definitely a group effort. Environmentalists facilitate a lot of things, but we need the participation of others. We need everyone to get involved to make it work, protecting our future and the environment. I would personally like to thank each Oldcastle Infrastructure volunteer and our precast plants for their hard work and dedication to the environment.”

One of the most significant, yet unrecognized types of water contaminants are storm water pollutants. When it rains, storm water runs over yards, streets, roads, highways, parking lots, parks, and playgrounds, carrying with it everything in its path, including debris and pollutants. Eventually, the water will travel to a stream, either over land or via a storm drain. Storm drains are frequently located alongside streets and parking lots. Unlike sanitary sewers that divert water to a treatment plant directly from your home, storm drains lead directly to surrounding lakes and rivers without any type of treatment. All the debris and pollutants that were picked up by storm water runoff end up in our lakes and streams.

About the U.S. Coast Guard Yard
The Baltimore Yard is the U.S. Coast Guard’s active maintenance and repair facility for its Atlantic Fleet. This historic facility since 1899 has served as regional headquarters, ship yard and depot. Currently the Yard employs over 1,500 personnel to overhaul and recondition all ship equipment and systems from the propellers to defensive systems.

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WATERTOWN, Conn. (May 1, 2017)

Precast Bridge Elements Used to Rehabilitate Skilton Road Bridge Project in Connecticut

Precast Bridge Elements Used to Rehabilitate Skilton Road Bridge Project in Connecticut

The newly rehabilitated Skilton Road Bridge in Watertown, Conn., designed to bring the bridge up to code and extend its life without sacrificing the historical character of the original structure, selected precast concrete bridge slabs to accomplish this task. The designers decided to install a new superstructure consisting of precast, prestressed concrete slabs that would span over the existing arch bridge, thus preserving and protecting the entire historic structure.

Oldcastle Infrastructure designed, engineered and manufactured the precast bridge slabs at their Rehoboth, MA facility.

The use of precast concrete deck slabs allowed the bridge designers to repair the historic masonry bridge while maintaining its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, the designers were able to expand and widen the bridge with minimal impact on the existing bridge structure.

“As a pioneer in developing innovative concepts for our clients, this bridge structure is just one example of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s ingenuity when it comes to creating high quality precast resolutions. We look forward to using our innovative precast concrete technology in future projects,” said Chris Fowler, Regional Manager‐Engineering of Oldcastle Infrastructure.

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.

www.oldcastleprecast.com

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