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High Concrete awarded precast work as part of $32M firefighter center in Brooklyn

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Lancaster County-based High Concrete Group, part of High Industries Inc., has been awarded a precast concrete contract on a $32 million total building project in Brooklyn, N.Y., that will serve the New York City fire department.

The 21,000-square-foot building, being built in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, will serve as a training and housing facility for the Fire Department of New York. Rescue workers will be able to stage and simulate a variety of emergency conditions in, on and around the building.

Site work is already underway. High Concrete is scheduled to erect precast concrete panels over a three-week period in April, officials said.

The design from New York City-based Studio Gang Architects includes a green roof to help mitigate stormwater runoff from the site, a geothermal HVAC system and solar water-heating system to reduce energy use and 100 percent LED lighting and motion sensors to reduce electricity usage.

ZHL Group of Brooklyn, N.Y., is the general contractor. Chicago-based Thornton Tomasetti is the project engineer.

This is the third precast concrete project that High Concrete has been awarded in the greater New York City area, the company said.

High Concrete has provided precast components for more than 5,000 projects since 1977. The company has concrete plants in Lancaster County and Springboro, Ohio.

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