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At last no more login passwords

July 17th, 2018 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

Normally we don’t delve in to the tech sector when we write blog posts, but this new login method without a password is so good, that we had to share. I recently saw a short video about the guy in the movie “Catch Me If You Can”. His name is Frank Abagnale. The video was…

DIY drum vent dryer – Concrete mold shop series

June 28th, 2018 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

This article is the first in a series about the hard part of making concrete – “The Precast & Cast Stone Mold Shop Help”. Today we will talk about one way we save a little time and money in the mold shop by making our own 55 gallon drum vent dryers out of parts sourced…

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in construction 2018

May 8th, 2018 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

Technology is changing many industries right now, and we have seen the construction industry seemingly skip other technologies and instead embrace the latest tech of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). We’ll look at some areas of design and construction that are already taking advantage of these technologies. First, let’s take a look at…

What is wet cast stone & What is dry cast stone?

March 7th, 2018 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

There are two common methods of manufacturing cast stone : one is the dry tamp method and the other is the wet cast process. Both of these methods create a simulated natural cut stone look. The most common finish for a dry tamp cast stone is limestone or sandstone while the wet cast method is capable of…

Networking Mixer Event for Building Industry Held at Cast Stone Factory

January 16th, 2018 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

The Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) is a the premier networking organization for the construction industry in South Florida. This week, Premier Precast hosted a mixer at its state-of-the-art cast stone factory in Delray Beach Florida. For a list of other CASF events please view the CASF calendar of events page  Attending members were…

Repair and Restoration of Historically Important Stone Fountains

January 3rd, 2018 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

Premier Precast is a leader in the field of cast stone restoration. There are two distinct aspects to cast stone restoration.  1) Restoration of damage caused by water intrusion as buildings and elments age and 2) Restoration and replacement of historical stone elements. Below are three of our most recent historical stone restoration projects. 1….

Precast experiments revealed at CAMX show Orlando

December 22nd, 2017 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

Last week, I attended the CAMX (Composites and Advanced Materials eXpo) show in Orlando, Florida as a way to stay abreast of new materials that we might use as part of our mold shop processes, and other than great composite products, I found a surprising amount of precast concrete applications for the composite world. I’ll…

Alarming overhead hazard at Condo needs repair to cast stone

December 18th, 2017 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

In Florida there are more than a few Condos (more than 6 Million condo entities), and the condo associations are often required to repair any existing cast stone in common areas. We thought we would share a video taken of the top of a multi story condo building in the Fort Lauderdale area. In the…

Making Polystyrene Foam Models

December 15th, 2017 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

A large rugby ball for Boca Raton rugby club While we would never use plystyrene foam on a building because the product cannot stand up to moisture, animals and vandalism, Premier Precast has come up with some unique uses besides the fabrication of molds for concrete products. For charity, we have created some interesting elements…

Custom Precast Concrete Panels & Facades

November 21st, 2017 [rt_reading_time] mins well spentBy: Premier Precast

South Florida’s commercial construction developers, especially in Miami, have not been afraid to push the envelope of design and as a result, have turned to new exterior precast cladding products. We will go over a few of the products and techniques to make custom architectural precast concrete panels & facades. What do we mean “custom…