The Belmont Avenue Apartments in Kitchener, Ontario, consists of three buildings and over 450,000 square feet combined. “Total precast is really catching on in the market place. We’re literally putting up buildings more than four times faster than with a conventional system. The high-rise makes sense with a total precast system. We can use lots of precast to the project’s advantage. Manufacturing of all components is done before construction, so components are ready before the job site is. By improving job site construction schedules and reducing overall cost to owners, a 20-story building, with a 10,000 square foot – foot print, can be built at a rate of a floor a week, including walls” says Anthony Franciosa, Vice President & Sales Manager at Coreslab Structures.