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

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

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San Francisco, CA

UCSF Medical Center


Rutherford & Chekene

DPR Construction Co.

Project Highlights:
-Project size: 878,000 square feet (81,600 meters squared), including 802 architectural precast concrete panels.
-Posttensioning was used to support large-scale panels that span from floor to floor.
-Light and medium sandblast finishes mimic the architectural style of the campus.
-2015 PCI National Award Winner

Precast Products:
Architectural Precast

Article from: PCI West Precast Perspectives Summer 2015 Edition

Architectural Precast achieves Architectural Design Intent

The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco is now open and providing state of the art medical care for future generations. Willis Construction is extremely pleased to be part of a project that will have a huge impact in the lives of so many children and their families.

The majority of the skin of this massive project was clad with Architectural Precast. The durable and long lasting attributes of precast were the Architects first choice. The designer wanted to express spandrel and column cover elements without the normal horizontal joints that project the look of hundreds of individual pieces. After analyzing the structural integrity and the ability to transport the unique L-shaped panel, it was determined that we could achieve the designers desired look and at a lower cost than the previous design. Once again, the "Design Build" process provided the designer with a more exact match to the "design intent", and did so at a lower cost than the original budget. When designer and subcontractor collaborate during pre-construction design, it creates an opportunity to explore more innovative options, and in some cases, can save money. Contact Willis Construction to explore the many design and aesthetic options that Architectural Precast, GFRC, and Thinshell can provide.


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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