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CTA Beach Comfort Stations

Biloxi, Mississippi

After the Coast Transit Authority in Gulfport, MS lost seven of its comfort stations to the devastating hurricane-force winds of Katrina, four new all-precast concrete structures were constructed to resist future hurricanes and resist surge from the Gulf of Mexico.

Design challenges

Gate Precast helped meet  the challenging design requirements by providing a functional and aesthecially pleasing structure for beachgoers. 

Precast System Details

14,908 square feet of architectural precast concrete (3,727 sf per site)

Precast Advantages

  • Architectural precast concrete with integral terra-cotta color was used to emulate a standing seam roof which is common in the South. This precast finish is also visible on interior of the panels. The integrated roof battens feature a sugar cube acid etch finish.
  • A variety of geometric shapes were used on each station in addition to the roof panels such as archways with recessed trim, and walls panels with integral cornice and windows. To eliminate exposed plumbing and electrical conduit, these elements were cast into the precast concrete panels.
  • A durable all-precast solution: Designed to withstand 200 mph winds and the high loads resulting from storm surge.
  • Minimal maintenance required: No painting, or replacement of roofing or siding when exposed to high wind situations which can occur in construction methods using other exterior materials.

Digital Design Resources

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General Information

Jacksonville, FL
Eley Guild Hardy Architects
Roy Anderson Corp.
Coast Transit Authority

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