Smith-Midland receives ACI Award for Pentagon Retaining Wall
April 15, 2003 | Associate / Plant News
MIDLAND, Va. – The National Capital Chapter of the American Concrete Institute presented Smith-Midland with an award for the precast concrete structure at the Pentagon Remote Delivery Facility. The complete design-build retaining wall system utilizes a precast concrete panel system and a precast concrete kneewall system. Smith-Midland completed the design and construction of this retaining wall in 4 months. The project is located on the north side of the Pentagon adjacent to existing stone overpasses. The architect wanted to match the old-hand cut, hand-laid stone that is located on the overpasses around the Pentagon. An architectural precast mix was used with an Ashlar Stone form liner. After casting, the panels were sandblasted to expose the coarse aggregate in the mix. Smith-Midland Corporation is a publicly traded company (OTC BB, Boston Stock Exchange: SMID, SMIDW). Smith-Midland develops, manufactures, and sells a broad array of precast concrete products for use primarily in the construction, transportation and utilities Industries. Smith-Midland has two manufacturing facilities located in Midland, Virginia, and Reidsville, North Carolina. Easi-Set Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smith-Midland corporation, licenses the production of Smith-Midland developed products around the world.