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

Yolo County Superior Courthouse

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Woodland, CA

Administrative Office of the Courts

Fentress Architects, LTD

Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers

General Contractor:
Hensel Phelps Construction

Project Highlights:
-Custom Letter Emblems
-Granite Veneer on Precast Back-up

Precast Products:
Architectural Precast Column Covers and Spandrels

Article from: PCI West Precast Perspectives Winter 2015 Edition

The Yolo County Superior Courthouse’s new home features significant improvements in security, safety, access, efficiency, and services for visitors and staff. It consolidates operations from the historic courthouse, which will be used by the County, and five other obsolete buildings. The new five-story, 14-courtroom building features a curved façade at ground level, with a four-column portico entrance reminiscent of the old historic courthouse.  The Courthouse was designed in the tradition of most government buildings.  A design that includes a low maintenance and strong exterior Architectural Precast skin that will last for decades.  The design required blast resistant Architectural Precast.  The lower 4’ of the building included the attachment of a polished granite veneer to the face of the panels.  Two story 4’ diameter column covers guard the monumental entrance that supports a custom letter embedded spandrel.


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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