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At last no more login passwords

July 17th, 2018By: Johnny Niumata

Normally we don’t delve in to the tech sector when we write blog posts, but this new login method without a password is so good, that we had to share. I recently saw a short video about the guy in the movie “Catch me if you can”. His name is Frank Abagnale. The video was … Continue reading “At last no more login passwords” […]

DIY drum vent dryer – Concrete mold shop series

June 28th, 2018By: Johnny Niumata

This article is the first in a series about the hard part of making concrete – “The Precast & Cast Stone Mold Shop Help”. Today we will talk about one way we save a little time and money in the mold shop by making our own 55 gallon drum vent dryers out of parts sourced … Continue reading “DIY drum vent dryer – Concrete mold shop series” […]

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in construction 2018

May 8th, 2018By: Johnny Niumata

Technology is changing many industries right now, and we have seen the construction industry seemingly skip other technologies and instead embrace the latest tech of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). We’ll look at some areas of design and construction that are already taking advantage of these technologies. First, let’s take a look at … Continue reading “Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in construction 2018” […]

What is wet cast stone & What is dry cast stone?

March 7th, 2018By: Premier Stoneworks

There are two common methods of manufacturing cast stone : one is the dry tamp method and the other is the wet cast process. Both of these methods create a simulated natural cut stone look. The most common finish for a dry tamp cast stone is limestone or sandstone while the wet cast method is capable of … Continue reading “What is wet cast stone & What is dry cast stone?” […]

Networking mixer event for building industry held at cast stone factory

January 16th, 2018By: Premier Stoneworks

The construction association of South Florida (CASF) is a very active networking organization for the building industry in South Florida. This week the networking event is being held at Premier Stonework’s cast stone factory in Delray Beach Florida. For a list of other CASF events please view the building industry of South Florida event page  … Continue reading “Networking mixer event for building industry held at cast stone factory” […]

Repair and Restoration of a historically important stone fountains

January 3rd, 2018By: Premier Stoneworks

Cast Stone restoration is one part of our services that we have always done, however more recently we are seeing more call for historical stone restoration. Here are two of our most recent historical stone restoration projects. 1. Bradley Park beautification, Palm Beach This park was donated to the city of Palm Beach by Colonel … Continue reading “Repair and Restoration of a historically important stone fountains” […]

Precast experiments revealed at CAMX show Orlando

December 22nd, 2017By: Johnny Niumata

Last week, I attended the CAMX (Composites and Advanced Materials eXpo) show in Orlando, Florida as a way to stay abreast of new materials that we might use as part of our mold shop processes, and other than great composite products, I found a surprising amount of precast concrete applications for the composite world. I’ll … Continue reading “Precast experiments revealed at CAMX show Orlando” […]

Alarming overhead hazard at Condo needs repair to cast stone

December 18th, 2017By: Premier Stoneworks

In Florida there are more than a few Condos (more than 6 Million condo entities), and the condo associations are often required to repair any existing cast stone in common areas. We thought we would share a video taken of the top of a multi story condo building in the Fort Lauderdale area. In the … Continue reading “Alarming overhead hazard at Condo needs repair to cast stone” […]

Making Polystyrene Foam Models

December 15th, 2017By: Premier Stoneworks

A large rugby ball for Boca Raton rugby club We have created some interesting things with polysterene foam that we use. In the case of the rugby ball, we glued together many pieces of our scrap foam, and then carved the rugby ball shape by hand. The ball was part of the Boca Raton Christmas … Continue reading “Making Polystyrene Foam Models” […]

Custom Precast Concrete Panels & Facades

November 21st, 2017By: Premier Stoneworks

South Florida’s commercial construction developers especially in Miami have not been afraid to push the envelope of design and as a result, have turned to new exterior precast cladding products. We will go over a few of the products and techniques to make custom precast concrete panels & facades. What do we mean “custom precast … Continue reading “Custom Precast Concrete Panels & Facades” […]