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

Commercial Office/Retail

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333 Oyster Point

South San Francisco, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Architect:
DES Architects & Engineers

General Contractor:
Hathaway Dinwiddie

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Citrus Tower Corporate Plaza

Riverside, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete
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Riverside Jewel

This project features Granite-clad GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) column covers; multiple colored GFRC spandrels and column covers; and GFRC cantilevered roof crown.

Willis Construction is proud to announce the completion of the newest addition to the skyline of Riverside, California. The Citrus Tower Corporate Plaza project truly stands out as a jewel located at the corner of University Avenue and Lime Street. It is also very noticeable, even at 65 miles per hour from Highway 91 that borders the east side of the building.

The architectural design expresses a very rich and grand visual for the entire base of the building as well as the multiple colored vertical elements that span upward to the perimeter roof crown. All of this was created with granite-clad GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) column covers; multiple colored GFRC spandrels and column covers; and GFRC cantilevered roof crown. Each bay opening has a two colored arched spandrel with multi-facetted granite clad GFRC column covers at each structural column. The major focal point of the project is the turret-like corner entrance at University Avenue and Lime Street. This corner is the signature feature utilizing the flexibility and beauty of Granite and GFRC that sets it apart. The entrance extends two stories in height that has a compound radius canopy of GFRC panels. From the 3rd floor to the roof, multi-colored vertical GFRC panels give the effect of supporting the roof rotunda.

The project structure is set above a post-tensioned slab, 4 story, subterranean parking garage. This design demanded that the above ground structure be as light as possible. From the beginning of schematic design, Nadel Architects decided the skin needed to be clad with a precast product for its longevity and durability. When the weight of the structure was evaluated, it was determined that the lighter weight of GFRC would be the best option. The ease and cost effectiveness of casting multiple colors in one GFRC panel was welcomed by the owner's budgetary requirements as well.

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Architect:
Nadel Architects

General Contractor:
McCormick Construction Co.

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Corona Pointe Office Complex

Corona, CA

Architectural Precast and Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Architect:
Nestor + Gaffney Architecture

General Contractor:
Rexco Development

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Crown City Plaza

Pasadena, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Architect:
Langdon Wilson

General Contractor:
PCL Construction

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Esquire Plaza

Sacramento, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete at Tower. Architectural Precast at the Ground Floor to 5th Floor.

Architect:
HOK

General Contractor:
Hensel Phelps Construction Co

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GAP Headquarters

San Francisco, CA

Thin Brick on Precast Back-up, Limestone with Precast Back-up, and GFRC at Tower.

Architect:
Gensler

General Contractor:
Swinerton Builders

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Genentech Building 33

South San Francisco, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Architect:
Johnson Fain Architects

General Contractor:
Hathaway Dinwiddie

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Ignacio Center

Walnut Creek, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Architect:
ADD Inc

General Contractor:
Bovis Lend Lease

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Brooks Brother

Beverly Hills, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete. PCI National Merit Award Winner.

Architect:
Allan Greenberg Architect

General Contractor:
Peck/Jones

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Chiron Life Sciences

Emeryville, CA

Thin Brick on Precast Back-up and custom board form liner for Precast at base.

Architect:
Ricardo Legorreta Architectos

General Contractor:
Rudolph & Sletton

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621 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete at Tower and Architectural Precast at Parking Garage

Architect:
HOK

General Contractor:
Hensel Phelps Construction Co

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Pleasanton Commons Office Complex

Pleasanton, CA

Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Architect:
HOK

General Contractor:
Whiting — Turner

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Corporate Headquarters for Taylor Farms, Inc.

Salinas, CA

GFRC with tile and thin brick veneer , multiple colors, and custom form liner
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Architect:
Barry Swenson Builder - Architectural

General Contractor:
Barry Swenson Builder

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ICON Sunset Bronson Studios

Hollywood, CA

Thinshell Precast
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Architect:
Gensler

General Contractor:
McCarthy

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3333 Scott Rd

Santa Clara, CA

Thinshell Precast

Architect:
RMW Architects

General Contractor:
Devcon Construction

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.

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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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