April 23, 2021

Ready for the season and the next storm

In August of 2020 a tornado traveled 20 miles through Bucks County, PA, touching down in Doylestown as an EF2 with 115 mph winds. As it passed through it made one of it’s contacts at Central Bucks West High School destroying bleachers and two wooden dugouts within the athletic complex. Luckily no one was seriously injured during the storm.

M&W Precast Easi-Set Dugouts

Thomas Hanna, PE, Capital Project Manger for the Central Bucks School District went looking for the right answer to repair the damage to the baseball field and upgrade the softball field. Being prepared for the next storm event played into the district’s decision making process.

M&W Precast Easi-Set Dugouts

Working with Mark Shrift, landscape architect with engineering firm John, Mirmiran & Thompson their search lead them to Easi-Set Buildings producer M&W Precast in nearby Ottsville, PA. Dave Worthington, M&W’s Easi-Set Buildings Manager was able to offer a competitive bid and meet the installation schedule they needed.

M&W Precast Easi-Set Dugouts

M&W manufactured a total of four customized 33 foot long precast concrete dugouts, two for baseball, two for softball. The dugouts were ordered on January 31st, 2021. Installation for each field was completed in just one day, April 7th for the baseball field, and April 13th for softball. The ability to install fully factory assembled dugouts meant no disruption to either teams playing schedules.

M&W Precast Easi-Set Dugouts

In addition to custom color schemes, school logos were also cast right into the concrete surface.

Precast concrete Easi-Set dugouts from M&W provided the resilient and aesthetic solution they where hoping for.

For more information on this project, or to receive a project quote reach out to M&W Precast, LLC.