Project Highlight – McLean County Law and Justice Center

Excel provided Precast Engineering and Drafting Services for this 80,000 SF addition to the McLean County Law and Justice Center. The expansion will increase the building capacity by nearly 60%.

The nearly 70’-0” tall exterior walls were comprised of sand-blasted and thin-brick precast architectural cladding panels. The building’s shape included numerous obscure angles and the window openings featured a deep taper on two sides. With the unique architectural features and unusual panel geometry, Excel’s team needed to worked with the precaster to ensure panels were handled properly to alleviate cracking concerns.

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St. Paul Lutheran in Lake Mills Announces Plans for New Sanctuary

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, WI announces plans to break ground on a new facility April 1st. The seating capacity will be over 600, with the possibility of adding additional seats if needed. The new sanctuary will face the southwest rather than northwest and another parking lot will be added north of the expansion. The current worship space will be used for school lunch, smaller funeral lunches and other uses. We are excited to be a part of this expansive project!

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Excel’s Fairway Mortgage Project Featured in Metropolis Magazine

Great article featuring one of our projects, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, in Madison, WI! The article focuses on the interior use of lighting design in the form of a SONNEMAN – A Way Of Light Suspenders system that is used for its adaptability to almost any space. Excel’s Sr. Project Manager and Architect, Jonathan Brinkley, explains the important role interior design has when it comes to perfectly orchestrating and customizing each layout for our clients. Read more here:

Interior Design

Did you know Excel offers Interior Design services as a part of our full-service design menu? Our NCIDQ certified professionals can help our clients with their expertise in Space Planning, Material & Finish Selection, Furniture Specification & Procurement, Signage and Graphics Programs, Three Dimensional Interior Renderings and Virtual Reality Walk-Throughs! To learn more, visit our website:

We’ll Be at The Precast Show Later this Month!

We’ll be at The Precast Show from February 28th to March 2nd at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville!
The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America and the one place where you can find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof. Be sure to stop at Booth 889 to learn more about what our Precast Concrete Design group can do for you:

Project Highlight – Kraft Foods

Great photo at one of our job-sites in Lowville, NY! This is an example of our High Definition 3D Laser Scanner at work for Kraft Foods. Laser Scanning allows for safe, unobtrusive, highly accurate data collection to create a more complete asbuilt record of all types of structures and facilities. The “Laser Scanning” approach can better identify conflicts early in the design process to help eliminate costly changes and delays during construction.

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