A History Lesson of Pan Construction

Did you know: Construction using steel pans is over a century old? First invented by C. Louie Meyer in 1912, the concept of removable steel pans to void concrete was an industry-changing innovation. At the time, concrete buildings were constructed using clay tile to void concrete with the tiles permanently retained in the structure. Pans…

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Pan construction project spotlight: Edinburg Regional Medical Center

Ceco’s wide-module, concrete pan construction system was an ideal choice for the Edinburg Regional Medical Center in Edinburg, TX, to support this five-level patient tower’s high loads. The longer spans provide greater load-carrying capacity as well as a stiffer floor system with better vibration characteristics. Reduced vibration and sound characteristics contribute to patient comfort. The…

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Pan construction project spotlight: The Link at Uptown

Ceco’s wide-module longforms provided the ideal solution for The Link at Uptown in Dallas, Texas, to create the long spans necessary for this curved 25-story base garage and office tower. PROJECT TYPE: Office Building, 23,536 SF / Typical Level DESIGN LOADS Additional DL = 10 PSF, LL = 100 PSF TYPICAL FLOOR MATERIAL QUANTITIES •…

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Pan slab construction project spotlight: 360 Rosemary

The 360 Rosemary in West Palm Beach is a post-tensioned concrete building with a longform wide module pan joist structural system. One of the few concrete office buildings in South Florida, 360 Rosemary’s 45-foot-perimeter and column-free bays were achieved with only a 24.5-inch-deep structural concrete profile. Ceco provided the full concrete frame including foundations and…

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The Ceco advantage: National presence, local roots

With a national footprint and deep roots in the local communities we serve, Ceco is uniquely structured to serve mobile project owners and contractors.   In 1912, Ceco Concrete Construction began from one man’s idea and grew to become a nationwide leader in cast-in-place concrete construction. Today, we operate from locations across the country and…

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Exposing Pan Construction Can Be Your Purposeful Architectural Feature

As an industrial look has become increasingly popular in recent years, many have explored incorporating the look in their office space design. To achieve the desired look, cast-in-place concrete can offer a unique office ceiling by exposing the as-cast pan construction along with various electrical, HVAC and plumbing utilities. What is pan construction? Pan construction…

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Innovation Corner: Ceco employee designs reusable form

Ceco Concrete has built an environment that encourages employees to find new ways to overcome challenges, big and small. We are never disappointed with the results! A recent Ceco innovation comes from our Minneapolis office. Layout Specialist Jake Bower saw an opportunity to do away with one-and-done column forms used to create small, circular slab…

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Find the ‘best’ formwork for your project

Selecting the right forming system is an important decision for any concrete frame building project. Consider that the total load for a 12-inch-deep, 10,000-square-foot slab is more than 2 million pounds (concrete + live load + form load). The formwork system must temporarily support that load while reshoring distributed loads throughout the structure. While there…

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Ceco Partners with Industry Associations to Close Construction Tolerance Gaps

To help close the gaps between concrete and stucco trade tolerances, Ceco Concrete is working with the Florida Lath & Plaster Bureau and the American Society of Concrete Contractors to provide industry-backed guidance and recommendations. Concrete and stucco contractors can share these documents with clients, designers and other project partners to resolve tolerance issues before…

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CIP Concrete Benefits Parking Structure Projects

Ceco Concrete constructs Cast-In-Place (CIP) parking structures across the U.S. through our long-established local teams. Our centrally located equipment and staff stand ready with specialized equipment to meet the needs of these projects. Bring in Ceco during design and planning to take advantage of our extensive experience as a CIP concrete garage contractor.   Covered…

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