Wells Concrete was selected to provide precast concrete wall panels for the St. Alexius Medical Center project in Minot, ND with HGA Architects and Engineers (Minneapolis, MN) and FA Wilhelm Construction Company (Indianapolis, IN). The 67,575 square foot state-of-the-art medical plaza will help with the increasing demand for healthcare services in the Minot area. The two-story structure is designed with a steel structure and insulated architectural precast panels cladding. The precast finish boasts a combination thin brick and acid etch exterior finish with cast-in electrical to further streamline construction. Early on in the project’s development the owner contemplated the use of precast and toured Wells Concrete’s Grand Forks plant with the design team for a better understanding of precast. After precast was selected as a solution for this project the Wells Concrete team coordinated with the architect on precast layout efficiencies and finish options.
St. Alexius Medical Center will feature 40 primary care and two specialty care exam rooms with plans for same-day surgical center; imaging, physical therapy and laboratory services in addition to a retail pharmacy. With a very aggressive schedule and a desire to occupy the new building by June 2015 precast was an ideal solution. Wells Concrete will begin production in their Grand Forks’ facility in mid-September with installation set for mid-October 2014.