When to Choose Standard vs Custom Precast

Caitlin Shanley All, Blog, News & Media, Newsletter

The type of precast concrete products you choose across the design, bid, build continuum will ultimately impact the overall costs, deadlines, and compliance needs of your projects. Here’s what you should know before making a decision. The benefits of precast concrete are well established among engineers and contractors. Precast products are more consistently uniform, require fewer onsite resources, and usually cost less than other available options. Cast in place methods may save you time and allow for more onsite configuring, but you will pay more for the additional workers it takes to build the structure while remaining at the mercy …

SMUD Station G Substation

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Case Studies, Electric

Built in 1892 as part of the first electrical service to a major city on theUnited States West Coast, Station A Substation in Sacramento, California,was nearing the end of its operational life. To ensure reliable electrical service to the downtown area, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District(SMUD) decided to replace Station A Substation with a new Station GSubstation in an adjacent location at 7th and G streets. The existing site was too small for current safety regulations given the necessary equipment and clearances. Jensen Precast was selected to engineer, manufacture, and deliver two electric utility vaults with traffic loading in accordance …

StormVault Biofiltration Lands on Oahu

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Newsletter, Stormwater

A 60-year-old community built atop a former pineapple plantation, Mililani traces its origins to developers seeking to relieve a housing shortage on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Mililani sits a short distance from Hawaii’s state capital, Honolulu, and continues to evolve with two main developments and about 50,000 residents. Along with houses, schools, businesses, and community centers comes another fact of Mililani modern life: the self-storage unit. As Mililani has grown, so has the need for residents to store belongings and businesses to supply new facilities. In nature rich Hawaii where land and sea are precious resources, starting a new …

Jensen Precast Holiday Hours

Caitlin Shanley Blog, News & Media, Newsletter

Jensen Precast has set its holiday hours for the 2021-2022 holiday season. Business will be closed from Friday, December 24 through Sunday, January 2. The company will open again Monday, January 3. Contact your Jensen Precast sales representative or a regional office for more information about your current projects if you have any questions about delivery times or future planning needs. You can find a full lineup of products and services at jensenprecast.com. Jensen Precast wishes all its employees, customers, vendors, and their families happy holidays and look forward to supporting your project now and in the future.

Cleaning Up Reno’s Water Supply

Caitlin Shanley Blog, Community Engagement, Newsletter

Jensen Water Resources does its part to help keep Reno’s water supply clean. Volunteers teamed up and cleaned up nearly 400 pounds of trash around the Truckee River, which runs from Lake Tahoe through Reno, Nevada. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region, supplied the trash bags, gloves, and hand grabbers. Jensen Water Resources then got busy doing the cleanup work. The project was inspired by Thoughtful Thursday, one of the themed days in Jensen Precast’s annual Health Week. Project Manager Cesar Meza wanted to put this ideology into practice. …