Project: Trilogy PET Scan Vault
Location: Largo, FL
Company: Preferred Materials Inc. - Concrete Division
Completion Date: April 2010
Preferred Materials Inc. provided 440 cubic yards of concrete on the Trilogy Hospital PET Scan Vault project in April and May of 2010. The General Contractor for this project is Bay Area Constructors, and the Concrete Contractor is Carr and Sons. The vault is designed to have walls which range from 3 ft to 6 ft thick in order to shield radiation from the PET scanner housed within. This project posed many challenges including a high unit weight, low water to cement ratio, plastic concrete max temp of 80 ° F, a max hardened concrete temp of 150 ° F for first 48 hours. PMI worked with Carr and Sons to overcome these challenges by providing an innovative new product called PlaceReady™. PlaceReady™ has unique rheological properties that allow concrete to achieve extreme flow when vibrated yet does not maintain liquid head pressure for a prolonged time after vibration has ceased; this allows for quick placement. When PlaceReady™ is utilized, pour lifts can be executed with brief times between lifts. PlaceReady™ can be customized to overcome many issues that cost concrete contractors time and money.
The Arlington is a new luxury resort-style continuing care retirement community which required Preferred Materials to provide 25,000 cubic yards of concrete and a wide array of structural concrete mix designs.
In mid-October 2014, Preferred Materials, Inc. began a 4-mile resurfacing project of Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples, FL.
Preferred Materials, Inc recently supplied over 6000 cubic yards of our specialty product DrainReady for use in the beach parking lots on Siesta Key.