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6 Expectations from a National Precast Concrete Association-Certified Plant

By | May 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Any concrete producer may be able to manufacture precast concrete fences. But not every concrete plant is NPCA-certified. Plants with this certification must follow strict guidelines, abide by certain quality assurances and maintain quality control. Here are 6 features to ask for when specifying precast concrete fences on your next project bid: Project specs vetted [...]

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An unexpected use of precast concrete and recycled shipping containers

By | April 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Before our U.S. troops are deployed, they’re trained to fight in mock Middle Eastern villages all over the country called MOUT sites: Military Operations in Urban Terrain. To replicate in-theater conditions, our client, Allied Container Systems, builds these mock villages out of shipping containers. And they spec Artisan Precast to make concrete separating barrier walls. (There are [...]

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Why Spec 2 Lines If 1 Can Do Both?

By | April 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It’s common in our industry for projects to spec a retaining wall, and then put an Artisan Precast wall over it. Many Architects and Engineers don’t know that our walls can also be spec’d and constructed as retaining walls up to 6 feet high. […]

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Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Concrete Patterns

By | April 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Both Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein were well known for having a closet full of the same clothes which they wore everyday. In Barry Schwartz’s book, “The Paradox of Choice,” he proves that all of us can only handle so much choice in a day before the act of “deciding” becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. Jobs and Einstein instinctively knew they needed to save brain space for more important matters than style. […]

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Our Precast Concrete walls & Concrete Fences Are Used for Every Type of Project

By | February 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

  Artisan Precast's line of precast concrete fencing and concrete wall systems are used as perimeter walls, sound barriers, screening walls, equestrian fencing and as an attractive retaining wall solution. Our products are repeatedly specified by architects and engineers for a variety of projects for large and small residential and commercial developers, utility sites, city [...]

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