Located in the dynamic South End area of Charlotte, North Carolina, Metromont project The Hawk is a 13-story apartment tower that features 71 luxury apartments as well as retail space. It has the distinction of being one of the first high-rise, total precast structures in the Carolinas.
While cast-in-place concrete is typically the construction method used for high-rise apartment buildings, the use of precast resulted in significant cost savings and saved the developer approximately six months in construction time on the project.
The use of CarbonCast wall panels resulted in a tighter building envelope, which contributes to more efficient heating and cooling, and reduces noise transfer. Metromont utilized its proprietary MetroDeck total precast system for the floors and exterior walls, its Greenville plant producing nearly 93,000 square feet of total precast components for the project. Designed primarily to serve the multi-family and student housing markets, the MetroDeck system provides the inherent durability and fire-resistant traits of precast concrete with integrated insulation and finishes.