Since well before the economic hard times of 2008, McCann has worked with owners, engineers, state and county officials, and contractors to develop more cost effective approaches to using precast concrete products. This “value engineering” approach has always been part of our ethic: To help
provide the lowest installed cost for the precast or cast-in-place structure. It is how we’ve always competed with the inflexibility of the “big box” precasters. Our VE approach has always supported the more current Accelerated Construction approach used by contractors or required by state or local governments. AC is one of the benefits of our VE approach. In some situations, we can precast an entire structure from the foundation up to the parapet walls. This accelerates the installation, saves costs and increases safety.