Lightweight Wall Panels Progress and Case Study

Wells’ Products Development Team continues to travel around the country providing education on our latest integrated enclosure system. Interest in these new products is growing in the A/E/C market, just in the last six months, our team has provided weekly presentations on the benefits and features of these integrated enclosure systems.

Our most recent lightweight wall panel project uses more than 2,500 SF of SlenderWall; Wells is currently producing and erecting nearly 5,000 SF of precast for the Mayo Clinic Health System addition in Austin, MN. The expansion project is currently in its first of six construction phases that will finish the transition of inpatient services from Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea to Austin’s campus. 

The $11.2 million investment will create a third-floor Family Birth Center and a two-story connection between the main clinic entrance and the hospital. Renovations will also include expanded waiting spaces for families in the family birth center and the remodeled medical-surgical unit, expected to be completed by next summer and late 2020 respectively.

“This is an exciting modernization and expansion project that will serve our patients, staff and communities for years to come,” said Mark Ciota M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin in a previous story. “This expansion is the culmination of more than two years of analysis and planning to ensure the viability of our campuses and make the best use of our facilities and staff resources to serve our patients.”

Contractor:Knutson Construction
Architect:Kahler Slater, Inc.
Engineer:GRAEF
Owner:Mayo Clinic
Size:161,000 sq. ft.

Light Weight Wall Panels – A Complete Integrated Enclosure System

This unique precast concrete enclosure wall system combines precast façade, insulation, windows, and electrical that is all connected to a steel frame; all pre-assembled in our enclosed manufacturing facility.

This results in a durable, high quality, lightweight, and low maintenance cladding system that installs quickly and offers designers a wide range of color, texture and detail choices.  This new, high-value precast solution reduces costs, improves schedules, and decreases on-site trades.

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SlenderWall  | Integrated Enclosure System (IES)