TROY, Ny. (January 30, 2018)

New Precast Elevated Green Space Deck and Playground at Tapestry on the Hudson

New Precast Elevated Green Space Deck and Playground at Tapestry on the Hudson

Tapestry on the Hudson, a repurposed historic 6.5‐story building constructed in 1899, converted into 67 multi‐family, mixed income, residential apartments  

In the design plans, of the $22.2 million Tapestry on the Hudson preservation and restoration project of the old 6.5‐story “Mooradian Building “in the City of Troy, was the construction of a new elevated green space deck and playground. The elevated deck preserved valuable parking spaces for the building’s residents as well as providing a beautiful view of the Hudson river.

Due to the over budget original steel deck design, Oldcastle Infrastructure of Selkirk, N.Y. was selected to manufacture precast concrete components to compose the elevated deck. Working closely with the architect, engineer and general contractor, Oldcastle Infrastructure developed a turnkey, precast solution that provided many benefits. The use of precast reduced costs, saved time, and lowered future maintenance requirements compared to exposed steel.

Their precast design had to overcome various challenges such as working around existing underground sewer structures and a sloping grade that impeded headroom below, the top of deck elevation was fixed by the handicap ramp maximum slope from the existing building and tight access for the trucks and a crane. In addition to a limited budget.

To provide the deck superstructure, Oldcastle Infrastructure’s scope included the manufacturing and installation of precast‐prestressed beams, precast columns, prestressed composite IT and L‐beams (several with cantilever on one end towards the river), precast spandrels with moment frame connections, elematic precast hollow‐core slabs, precast stairs and landings and precast walls.

It took Oldcastle Infrastructure field operations only five days to erect the deck superstructure.

Tapestry on the Hudson, a repurposed historic 6.5‐story building constructed in 1899, was converted into 67 multi‐family, mixed income, residential apartments. Additionally, the transformation included the restoration of a concrete seawall, construction of an elevated green space deck, new vertical transportation systems, repairs to the building structure, upgrades to the building envelope systems, solar and other green infrastructure investments while preserving the historic features throughout the building.

Project Name: Tapestry on the Hudson
Location: Troy, NY (along east bank of the Hudson River)
Owner: Community Builders Inc.
Architect: Dave Sadowski – Community Builders Inc.
Engineer‐of‐Record: The Chazen Companies
Contractor: UW Marx Construction – Troy, NY
Precast Producer: Oldcastle Infrastructure – New York

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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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LEBANON, Tenn. (January 20, 2018)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lebanon Grant Foster Children’s Wishes

Oldcastle Infrastructure Lebanon Grant Foster Children’s Wishes

Children from the Wilson County, Tennessee foster care program were granted wishes by Oldcastle Infrastructure employees this holiday season.

Partnering again with Katrina Hildebrand of the Wilson County, Tennessee foster care program, Oldcastle Infrastructure Lebanon, Tenn. employees happily provided holiday cheer to nine foster children, from three sibling groups, ages 1 through 16.

Having five wishes each, the children’s wishes were granted by the employees, who donated their time and resources to provide their requested gifts.

“We were happy to make those needs and wishes come true,” said Dave Terry, Oldcastle Infrastructure Site Manager. “This is a vital community service project that we hope to support in the coming years.”

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 Building, Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

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TUCKER, Ga. (January 15, 2018)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Companies Collect Food for Local Food Banks

Oldcastle Infrastructure Companies Collect Food for Local Food Banks

During the months of November and December, Oldcastle Infrastructure companies in Tennessee, Kentucky and Candiac, Quebec sponsored food drives for local food banks. The food and hygiene products collected will help many families in need during the holiday season and after.

The food banks that received donations included Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry of Lebanon, Tenn. and La Corne d’Abondance of Candiac of Quebec.

Joseph’s Storehouse received essential hygiene products, canned and dried food goods from Oldcastle Infrastructure Lebanon, TN and Lexington, KY employees who hosted the food drive.

According to Robert Billings, Joseph’s Storehouse warehouse supervisor, “People donate canned foods and hardly ever think about the hygiene, toiletry and dried goods, so this is a very welcome donation.”

“I am extremely proud of our team’s efforts in this worthwhile venture and very pleased to help out less fortunate families in our and surrounding communities.” stated Dave Terry, Site Manager over both locations.  “It was a great way to end our year of community service events and we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2018.”

Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry is a non‐profit, faith‐based food ministry distributing assistance to an average of 400‐ 500 families per month in Wilson, Trousdale, Smith and DeKalb Counties of TN.

Oldcastle Enclosures donated non‐perishable food to La Corne d’Abondance of Candiac who manages the Guignolée for the Candiac community. With the dream of putting food on the tables of the needy, employees collected food items during November and December for use during the holiday season and after.

Composed only of volunteers, the La Corne d’Abondance of Candiac runs a shop (thrift and various items) open to all, a food counter and a bazaar. Profits financially support families in need of Candiac.

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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 Building, Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

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Selkirk, NY (January 10, 2018)

Oldcastle Infrastructure Construction/Erecting Team Celebrates Impressive Safety Record

Oldcastle Infrastructure Construction/Erecting Team Celebrates Impressive Safety Record

Oldcastle Infrastructure employees complete over a year with no recordable workplace injuries.

Since November 11, 2016, Oldcastle Infrastructure’s Construction/Erecting Team of South Bethlehem, New York has gone without an OSHA recordable injury. A tremendous feat in the construction industry when speaking about ever changing job sites.

Having a unique scope of work, the Construction/Erecting Team works inside, outside, on the ground and on top of buildings in the cold, rain, snow and heat when erecting their precast concrete products. They travel to new sites each day and typically encounter uncontrolled environments with a new set of hazards.

“To be able to adjust to each situation, identify hazards, get the job done and have ZERO accidents is a huge accomplishment,” stated Shawn Biel, Assistant Field Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure.

Field Safety Manager Benjamin Jump remarked, “Everyone in the field is doing a great job, from the Foreman, who coaches and selects the right men for the right task each day, to the newest employee, who knows they can ask questions and recognizes they will not be put into a situation they don’t feel comfortable in. Our safety training is not just once a year, but every day, and it shows.”

“Continually striving to create a safe and efficient worksite where there are no accidents and no one gets hurt is our goal,” stated Field Manager Patrick Maslyn. “We provide employees with the necessary resources, equipment and training to deliver according to their designated responsibilities.  The morning safety huddles, as well as our weekly online meeting where we share safety concerns witnessed on a particular job, help make us a “tight knit” group. Everyone on the crew is doing a great job looking out for the safety of their fellow crew members, in addition to other trade safety, on all jobs.”

“This is only the second time in the last 17 years that our Construction Team has gone without a recordable for a year which is a great accomplishment,” stated General Manager Chris Speck.  “The guys are really working as a team to keep each other safe and the results are an attribute to what can be done when everyone is and believes that they are responsible for safety.  I look forward to the Team’s accomplishments in 2018 as we continue to only get better.”

Oldcastle Infrastructure ensures that our companies provide a healthy and safe workplace for our employees and contractors, and take due care of all customers and visitors at our locations.

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 Building, Water, Communications, Energy, and Transportation.

www.oldcastleprecast.com

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