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Infrastructure Showcase: Co-Winners of the 2016 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award

Todd Danielson on January 3, 2017 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced co-winners of the fifth annual Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award, which recognizes PCI-certified plants for excellence in manufacturing and craftsmanship of architectural precast and glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) structures and individual components.

The awards program was judged by the PCI Architectural Precast Concrete Services and Manual Committee based on the precasters’ success in overcoming obstacles to production, solutions to formwork or finishing challenges, and quality of individual architectural precast/prestressed concrete or GFRC units.

Forterra Structural Precast

Payson Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Payson, Utah

Designer: Architectural Nexus

General Contractor: Wadman Corp.

Forterra Structural Precast produced the cladding on the new Payson Temple by creating forms to cast the architectural precast concrete, which created complex and varied geometric shapes that captured the pioneer essence of the Payson area.

Gage Brothers

Sanford Medical Center Fargo, Fargo, N.D.

Designer: HKS Architects

General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson Co.

Gage Brothers produced the cladding panels for the Sanford Medical Center Fargo, a classic collegiate gothic architectural style that includes more than 2,213 precast concrete cast pieces. The precaster created molds of flutes, spires and scrolled arches that resulted in a detailed façade with a timeless look.


PCI will begin accepting entries for the 2017 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award  in May 2017. For more information, visit www.pci.org.

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Todd Danielson has been in trade technology media for more than 20 years, now the editorial director for V1 Media and all of its publications: Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping, and the video news portal GeoSpatial Stream.

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