Gate Precast Company has declared that it has been awarded with the architectural precast concrete contract for the state’s second 28,000-square-foot Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In order to accomplish the construction project, Gate Precast has collaborated with the Suffolk Construction’s group of constructors.
Earlier, Salt Lake City’s Architectural Nexus designed the new temple including two levels. Gate Precast Company was selected as the Precast Design Assist Consultant in early 2011, in order to facilitate the development of building precast cladding. To leverage the conflict resolution in design assist, a 3D model of the South Florida temple was fabricated by Gate.
Precast concrete’s varied design choices promoted the company’s unique products to excel among the exclusive façade claddings. The light colored precast façade of the Fort Lauderdale temple is similar to the natural stone in other temples of the country. The Dominant precast consists of a curved colonnade with detailed mold work on arched window openings and decorative landscape elements implied on the panels, a 41 ft central precast spire, and lettering cast anterior to the temple’s foyer.
According to President, COO of Gate Precast Dean Gwin, the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida is represented through Gate Precast. In 1994, it fabricated the complete white precast concrete panels for the state’s first Orlando Temple. The temple has been renowned for its pure white façade since two decades.
Gate Precast, following the achievement of 32,000 square-foot LDS temple in Kansas City, MO., reinforces the LDS temple experience in this project. Besides supplying precast panels for The Orlando, FL Temple, the firm is currently processing similar projects in Phoenix and Gilbert, AZ.