Press Release – UCCS Project Awarded LEED® Gold Designation

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EnCon United Announces
Stresscon Project Earns LEED Gold Designation

Denver, Colo. (July 29, 2014) – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Summit Village Residence Halls have earned a LEED® Gold designation from the U.S Green Building Council (USGBS), which is a non-profit dedicated to sustainable building design and construction. Located in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Copper House and Eldora House residence halls assist with the university’s need for residential housing, providing suites for an additional 192 students. The halls also house multipurpose rooms, administrative space, and the Office for International Affairs. These are the first LEED® certified UCCS residence halls, and the fifth UCCS building project to receive a LEED® designation.

A collaborative design team including H+L Architecture in conjunction with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company for Architectural Design, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, Rimrock – a BCER Group, Rider Levett Bucknall, Hines, Inc., ME Engineering, Group 14 Engineering, Cator Ruma & Associates, and Stresscon participated in creation of the approximately 60,000 gross square foot facilities.

Both Copper House and Eldora House are total precast structures. Stresscon provided all precast concrete components required, including 806 pieces of floors, hollow core, beams, columns, walls, shafts and stairs. Stresscon also designed seven inch thick grey exterior wall panels with loading bearing edges on the non-load bearing side for fire protection in the residence halls.

Opened in August 2013, the residence halls incorporate green design practices throughout with the use of water efficient landscaping, local and recycled content and sourced materials, construction waste recycling, and roof fittings for future solar panels. In addition, UCCS provided additional funding through the sustainability department for the installation of an interactive display monitoring system that tracks real time energy use.

About Stresscon Corporation

Stresscon Corporation designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1967, and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. To learn more, visit www.Stresscon.com.

About The EnCon Companies

The EnCon Companies are specialty contractors providing precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. In addition to the corporate offices and the design group, EnCon Companies maintains nine manufacturing facilities nationwide. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of precast structures. For more information, visit www.EnConUnited.com.

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Press Release – Northern Colorado Double Tee Load Test

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Northern Colorado Double Tee Load Test

Denver, Colo. (April 18, 2014) ‐ A Colorado double tee load test event was hosted at Colorado Precast Concrete on April 17, 2014, by the Northern division of the Structural Engineers Association
of Colorado (SEAC), Colorado Prestressers Association (CPA), Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC).  A full size 10DT24+2 double tee was designed for a typical parking garage floor member and was loaded to service level, 85% of ultimate, ultimate, 110% of ultimate, and failure. Testing procedures closely followed Chapter 20 of ACI318.

The objective of the testing was to demonstrate the structural performance of a common double tee while showing deflection and rebound. The tee was loaded with highway barriers weighing
4,400 pounds each, nearly the weight of a 1980 four door Cadillac sedan. The 10‐foot wide, 60‐foot long double tee was cast at Stresscon’s precast plant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Weights corresponding to Service Level, 85%, and 110% of a factored 29,300 service load were applied to the tee. At a loading of 85% of ultimate, the double tee had approximately 1 in. of deflection and 1 in. of rebound after the weights were removed. “This clearly shows the resiliency in the product, as well as the factor of safety incorporated into each member”, said John Jacobsen, Vice President of Engineering for Stresscon. A total of 88,000 pounds, almost three times the double tee service load, was applied. The double tee had a total deflection of 44 in. and was deem to have failed when it bottomed out on the ground.

For more information and video of the load test, please visit https://vimeo.com/94566340.

About Stresscon Corporation

Stresscon Corporation designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
Founded in 1967, and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. To learn more, visit www.Stresscon.com.

About The EnCon Companies

The EnCon Companies are specialty contractors providing precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. In addition to the corporate offices and
the design group, EnCon Companies maintains nine manufacturing facilities nationwide. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of precast structures. For more information, visit www.EnConUnited.com.

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Press Release – Stresscon Project Wins ACI Award

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Stresscon Project Wins ACI Award

Denver, Colo. (April 7, 2014) ‐ The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) has earned an Award of Excellence for Precast Concrete. The project was submitted to the 46th ACI Awards Program to highlight use of Thermomass®panels to accommodate high thermal requirements. The ACI Awards Program is designed to recognize creative, innovative, aesthetic and imaginative uses of precast concrete.

Located in Golden, Colo., the facility is the nation’s first to help public and private sector researchers with clean energy technologies. Completed in 2013, the facility features sustainable design features and materials. The 182,500 square foot facility includes experimental laboratories, outdoor test beds, and a high‐performance data center designed to be one of the world’s most efficient data centers.

The new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is dedicated to the research, development, and megawatt‐scale testing of critical transmission and distribution‐level components of future electrical supply and demand systems. ESIF is the first in the country with these capabilities. This 182,500 square foot project, comprised of 876 pieces of precast, houses 200 scientists and engineers working together to transform energy infrastructures in 14 sophisticated high‐bay laboratories, a high performance computing data center, and an ultra‐green workplace.

A collaborative design‐build team including Martin/Martin, Inc., JE Dunn Construction and SmithGroup JJR participated in creation of the 182,500 square foot facility. The team incorporated
sustainable design practices throughout the entire build project using recycled materials, skylights, operable windows enabling cooling and ventilation, and solar powered fans.

Stresscon provided the high performance thermally efficient precast wall panels for the project. The 14 inch Thermomass®panels consist of 3 inches of exterior gray concrete, 3 inches of polyiso
Thermomass® insulation, and 8 inches of structural concrete. With edge to edge insulation, the wall panels achieve an R‐value of 20.55. The R‐value achieved helps provide ESIF with a 40 percent greater performance efficiency than the ASHRAE 90.1 building standards baseline building performance rating.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

About Stresscon Corporation

Stresscon Corporation designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
Founded in 1967, and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. To learn more, visit www.Stresscon.com.

About The EnCon Companies

The EnCon Companies are specialty contractors providing precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. In addition to the corporate offices and
the design group, EnCon Companies maintains nine manufacturing facilities nationwide. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the
use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of precast structures. For more information, visit www.EnConUnited.com.

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Press Release – EnCon United Announces Corporate Management Team Growth

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EnCon United Announces Corporate Management Team Growth

Denver, Colo. (March 28, 2014) ‐ EnCon United, the parent company of several leading architectural and structural precast prestressed concrete companies located across
the United States, is pleased to announce the recent growth of its corporate management team.

Robert S. McCormack has recently joined EnCon Companies as Executive Vice President. As Executive Vice President, McCormack’s responsibilities include providing strategic leadership
to ensure the highest level of customer and business development is delivered across all companies. Additionally, McCormack is responsible for new business growth, corporate development, and business process improvement. McCormack comes to EnCon United with over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Most recently, McCormack was the President and COO of a cutting edge technology company, where he was responsible for strategic and operational leadership and financial efficiency.

For many years, McCormack has been actively involved within the precast/prestressed concrete community. He previously served on boards for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), and the Precast/Prestressed Institute Foundation.

EnCon United is also pleased to announce the promotion of Jason P. Lien, P.E., FPCI, to Executive Vice President. In his new position, Jason oversees the planning, budgeting and
scheduling for all EnCon marketing, as well as an active role at EnCon Design, LLC. He is also responsible for moving EnCon into a more collaborative design build firm, and to broaden
the scope of service for concrete restoration and repairs, tilt‐up wall panels, and parking structure general contracting.

Lien has held positions in engineering, management, software design, drafting and executive operations. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and an active member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

About the EnCon Companies

The EnCon Companies are specialty contractors providing design assistance and engineered precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. As a full service precaster, EnCon designs, manufactures, and installs a wide range of high quality architectural and structural building components. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of the precast structures. EnCon United is the parent company of Stresscon Corporation, EnCon Colorado, Atlanta Structural Concrete, EnCon Design, EnCon Washington, EnCon Northwest, EnCon Utah, EnCon Renew and EnCon Field Services. EnCon currently sells its products in over 20 states. For more information, visit www.EnConUnited.com.

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Press Release – Stresscon Wins DIA Award

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EnCon United Announces Stresscon Receives Award for DIA project

Denver, Colo. (March 7, 2014) ‐ Stresscon Corporation, a member of the EnCon Companies, has earned a Rolling Owner Controlled Insurance Program (ROCIP) safety award for their performance on the Denver International Airport (DIA) Concourse C Expansion project. Stresscon is the first company to receive the ROCIP award.

The ROCIP award was presented to Stresscon based on working nearly 67,000 labor hours without injury, and a (ZERO) Incident and DART rate for the year. Stresscon averaged 35 employees per day on site at DIA. The award was presented to the team for going above and beyond required measures on the site and working in challenging weather conditions including ‐22 degree days. The precast portion of the project was completed ahead of schedule. Certificates and awards were presented to the Stresscon team by Mary Connors, Safety & Industrial Hygiene Specialist II for DIA.

Morgan Lysohir, of Milender White Construction Co., the General Contractor for this project, spoke to the site crew regarding job site safety starting with extreme preplanning and understanding of the project. “Your crew followed the initiated plan accordingly in order to ensure all safety standards were met on this high risk project site. We appreciate the effort you all made to ensure the project was safe, and how hard you all worked,” said Lysohir. The DIA Concourse C project was constructed mere feet from runways, planes, airport personnel, and travelers.

The DIA Concourse C Expansion project is a total precast structure including 565 precast pieces and approximately 71,000 square feet. Stresscon is proud to participate in a collaborative design‐build team approach including Wong Strauch Architects, Richard Weingardt Consultants, Inc., and Milender White Construction Co. The team incorporated post‐tensioned precast moment frames as the primary lateral force resisting system, a unique lateral system in this region.

The gates in Concourse C are scheduled for an August 2014 opening.

About Stresscon Corporation

Stresscon Corporation designs, fabricates, and erects quality structural and architectural precast concrete structures for the construction communities of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
Founded in 1967, and a member of the EnCon Companies since 1993, Stresscon is PCI certified and specializes in institutional and commercial applications. To learn more, visit www.Stresscon.com.

About The EnCon Companies

The EnCon Companies are specialty contractors providing precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. In addition to the corporate offices and
the design group, EnCon Companies maintains nine manufacturing facilities nationwide. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the
use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of precast structures. For more information, visit www.EnConUnited.com.

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Press Release – AltusGroup CarbonCast® Report Verified

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Important recognition validates performance and code compliance of AltusGroup’s CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels

Denver, Colo. (February 21, 2014) ‐ CarbonCast® High Performance Insulted Wall Panels, manufactured by AltusGroup members, have received evaluation report ESR#2953 from ICC
Evaluation Service (ICC‐ES), providing evidence that the CarbonCast® wall panels meet code requirements. CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels, with innovative C‐GRID® shear truss connectors and rigid foam insulation, were tested in accordance with ICC‐ES Acceptance Criteria AC‐422. The accepted report, ESR#2953, was published by ICC‐ES in February 2014. Stresscon has been an AltusGroup member since 2005.

C‐GRID® carbon fiber grid connectors are the enabling technology in CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels. They are used to connect the inner and outer wythes of concrete. The high strength of carbon fiber grid enables full composite action within the panel, while its relatively low thermal conductivity results in negligible thermal transfer throughout the panel. As a result, CarbonCast® High Performance Insulated Wall Panels provide continuous insulation (c.i.) to meet the ASHRAE 90.1 standards and can be used to significantly reduce energy consumption due to heating and cooling loads.

The ICC‐ES Evaluation Reports provide a basis for using or approving products in construction projects under various ICC building codes. Many municipalities and building jurisdictions require an ICC‐ESR certification before allowing use of a structural building product in their area. ICC‐ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC‐ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “AltusGroup precast manufacturers can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I‐Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC‐ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.”

ICC‐ES thoroughly examined AltusGroup’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code‐compliant. Testing for much of the ICC‐ES criteria was completed in the accredited Constructed Facilities Laboratory of North Carolina State University. Dozens of precast sandwich test samples were submitted by AltusGroup precasters nationwide to verify the performance of the C‐GRID connector and assembly across the group’s North American manufacturing base in satisfaction of the AC‐422 requirements.

John Carson, executive director of AltusGroup, said the report issuance was the culmination of two years of test work and coordination with dedicated technical team members and advisors working closely with the ICC. “We are confident that this report represents the most significant body of test work for shear flow and insulated sandwich panels and insulation systems to date,” he said.

Jason Lien, Vice President of Design for EnCon United, participated in testing and coordinated the submission effort for AltusGroup’s Technical Committee. “The report should put to rest any and all performance questions concerning the CarbonCast® technology using expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and carbon fiber grid shear trusses,” Lien said. “ESR#2953 should bring a full new body of work to the sandwich wall panel market as well as be of significant benefit for West Coast wall designers and specifiers seeking lighter weight walls and enclosure systems to meet demanding energy, ASHRAE and IECC requirements. ”

EnCon Companies participated in two rounds of additions and edits of public comment and defense for the creation of the final acceptance criteria. A number of test samples were completed from
multiple insulation systems in accordance with this acceptance criteria. Samples were produced according to a specific thickness, type and grid pattern for this specific ESR.

AltusGroup precast concrete manufacturers have installed more than 28 million square feet of CarbonCast® wall and deck area on over 700 structures since introducing the technology in 2004.

About AltusGroup

The first‐ever international partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award‐winning CarbonCast® line of products featuring C‐GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 16 North American and three international AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit www.AltusPrecast.com or call 866‐GO‐ALTUS.

About ICC‐ES

A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC‐ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC‐ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC‐ES also issues environmental reports verifying that products meet specific
sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC‐ES environmental criteria. ICC‐ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). ICC‐ES
evaluation reports are public documents, available free of charge on the internet, not only to building regulators and manufacturers, but also to contractors, specifiers, architects, engineers, and anyone else with an interest in the building industry. For more information, please visit www.icc‐es.org.

About The EnCon Companies

The EnCon Companies are specialty contractors providing precast/prestressed concrete systems and services to all facets of the construction marketplace. In addition to the corporate offices and the design group, EnCon Companies maintains nine manufacturing facilities nationwide. Recognized as one of the leading precast companies in the United States, EnCon is pioneering the use of the latest technology for the design and fabrication of precast structures. For more information, visit www.EnConUnited.com.

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