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The Indianapolis Marion County Justice Center Courthouse project includes precast concrete with a total of 80,200 square feet and 492 individual pieces. To provide thermal protection, thermal insulation is provided in two variations: 11″ thick insulated panels with two face mixes, and 15″ and 18″ thick angled insulated panels. The precast concrete is also used to clad the exterior of the Sheriff’s Building, with 8″ thick solid architectural precast panels.
The precast concrete is an ideal choice for this project due to its strength and durability. Unlike other building materials, it is resistant to fire, water and chemicals, making it an ideal choice for a courthouse facility. Additionally, the precast concrete is designed to provide superior thermal protection, helping to keep the interior of the building comfortable and energy efficient. The use of precast concrete also reduces construction time, as the pieces can be crafted off-site and quickly installed on-site.
The Indianapolis Marion County Justice Center Courthouse project is an excellent example of how precast concrete can be used to create a strong, durable and energy efficient building. The precast concrete provides superior thermal protection and ensures that the building will remain comfortable and energy efficient. The use of precast concrete also reduces construction time, allowing the courthouse to be completed more quickly and efficiently. Overall, the use of precast concrete on this project is an excellent choice to provide superior thermal protection and reduce construction time.
When the Marion County courthouses and jails needed to be consolidated into one campus facility, the architects chose architectural precast as the best solution. It was not only cost-effective, but would be fast to construct compared to using natural limestone.
The insulated precast panels simplified the construction details and allowed the building to dry in and be climate controlled much more quickly. Furthermore, the precast could be cast with three different mixes, which meant that the exterior could communicate the differing building uses without having to change construction materials or add extra construction joints.
Overall, architectural precast was the ideal choice for the Marion County consolidation project. It allowed the building to be constructed quickly and efficiently, while also providing a versatile solution for the exterior design.