Precast Pushes The Limits of Scale

Elsewhere in the state, and armed with a $1.7-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Bill French of Billerica, Mass.-based French Development Enterprises LLC set out to create a dam that incorporates non-traditional construction methods with off-site manufacturing and on-site installation. Calling his development “The French Dam,” he wanted to make the entire dam production and installation process both “just-in-time” and weather-independent.

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