Providing Innovative Solutions to Creative Precast Designs

Architectural Precast Concrete, Thinshell, and GFRC - Willis Construction Co, Inc.

Architectural Precast Concrete Cladding Systems

Throughout our many years of operation, We have been fortunate to have been involved in many challenging projects using precast products. Every project is different in it's demands, including appearance, site logistics, and budget. Willis Construction produces three commonly used Precast Panel Systems that can accommodate a wide range of these design needs. We look forward to discussing any design/budgeting questions regarding these systems as well as working with you in deciding which one would be best suited for your next project.

Pricing of all precast projects is different. There are many factors to consider when creating a final price. We have listed the most common factors and in the order of magnitude that they have an effect.

  • Size of project - total square feet of form surface area and number of panels
  • Surface Profile
  • Duplication or repetition of form work and panel types
  • Erection process and site access
  • Transportation of panels
  • Mix design / Ingredients

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Architectural Precast
Architectural Precast
GFRC
GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)
Thinshell
Thinshell
Precast is a minimum 4" thick concrete panel system that looks like many natural stones and granites by exposing the beautiful aggregates within the mix designs. Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete is made of a 1" thick cementitious skin, reinforced with alkali resistant glass fibers, and attached to a metal stud frame system. GFRC can be formed into ornate shapes, and its light weight provides many benefits for high rise buildings. Thinshell is made of a 2¼" thick concrete skin attached to a metal stud frame system that achieves the beauty of precast mixes and can do so at a lower cost and lighter weight than traditional precast.
Willis Construction is one of the leading Architectural Precast Concrete manufacturers and installers in the Western United States. We are dedicated to providing Owners, Architects, and General Contractors with the design and engineering expertise necessary to meet the building challenges of today and the future. The quality, durability, and long life of Architectural Precast Concrete, Thinshell, and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) systems provide a wide range of design options for virtually every type of building. Contact us to decide which system would be best suited for your next project.

Noteworthy Precast Projects

Santa Clare Family Justice Center

Santa Clara Family Justice Center

San Jose, CA
Broad Museum

Broad Museum

Los Angeles, CA
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

San Francisco, CA
Latter Day Saints Tijuana Temple

Latter Day Saints Tijuana Temple

Tijuana, MX

Willis Construction, San Juan Bautista, CA: We are Precast Concrete and GFRC Specialists Willis Construction has been providing Architectural Precast Concrete building panels and products to the construction industry since 1979. Willis Construction has consistently risen to meet the changing and challenging needs of the construction industry with innovative and creative precast concrete design solutions. We have had the opportunity to work with excellent Owners, Contractors, Architects and Engineers. We are qualified, competent, competitive, enjoy our work, and are good team members for any project. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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