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Theme And Specialty Construction Services

Theme And Specialty Construction Services

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Material recommendations, budgeting, shop drawings, and engineering are all important aspects of the theme construction process.

Consulting

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Physical and 3D models provide project teams with clear artistic direction prior to fabrication and construction.

Modeling

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Highly trained field personnel, proficient in a variety of construction techniques, construct your project with attention to every detail.

Construction

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COST’s 144,000 sq. ft. plant is a state of the art fabrication facility offering GFRC, FRP, urethane, epoxy, acrylic, glass, metal, and theme carpentry production.

Fabrication

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COST is a leader in simulated and artificial rockwork for zoos, aquariums, theme parks, museums, botanical gardens, and other entertainment venues.

Artificial Rockwork

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Lost Island Theme Park

The Lost Island Theme Park

The long-anticipated and highly-secretive Lost Island Theme Park in Waterloo, Iowa opened to much fanfare on June 18th. The park was developed in collaboration with an all-star cast of designers, engineers, contractors, and specialty fabricators. While many theme parks of today lack true theming, the Lost Island ownership team developed their park to include intricately themed lands along with a storyline that will transport guests into imaginative new worlds. Guests are treated to a multi-sensory experience as they embark on their journey through the Lost Island. The five distinctive lands include Mura (fire), Udara (air), Awa (water), Yuta (earth) and the Tamariki Kids Land. Additionally, the theme park includes picnic areas with pavilions for large groups. Each intriguing land, along with highlighted thematic elements, will be further described ...

Since 1957,

COST has been an industry leader in theme and specialty construction services. We are a one stop source for unique fabrication and construction services. Our areas of specialization include theme construction, exhibit fabrication, faux finishes, scenic work, water features, aquariums, simulated trees, sculptural elements, and murals. Additionally, we utilize numerous materials which can be evaluated from an economical, structural, and aesthetic perspective to obtain the best option for your specific needs. Our experienced team of consultants can assist in making these key decisions.

The projects we create are recognized by the many prestigious AZA, ASLA, TEA, and other awards we have won. This award-winning work is on display at several highly respected facilities such as the Bronx Zoo, Smithsonian's National Zoo, Disney, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, and hundreds more. Our talented array of draftsmen, artisans, skilled construction personnel, and devoted project managers work closely with architects, designers, owners, and other contractors to ensure only the finest theme construction is delivered on each and every project. Contact the professionals at COST to put our theme construction experience to work on your next project.

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