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Precast 101 Plus: High-Performance Precast Concrete Design: Webinar

Precast 101 Plus: High-Performance Precast Concrete Design The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, challenging economy, natural disasters, and sustainable development requirements are just some of the factors increasing demand for high performance and resilient building design. This webinar will provide an overview of precast and prestressed concrete design and fabrication, in the context of…

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Prefabricated Concrete Façade System Connections

Prefabricated Concrete Façade System Connections Prefabricated concrete building façade systems can help ease the burden of building envelope design.  Understanding how to connect these primary barrier systems to a building’s structure can give insights into the benefits of this building systems approach. In a recent study by FMI, architects and owners ranked exterior walls as…

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Moisture Mitigation in Building Assemblies

Moisture Mitigation in Building Assemblies The presentation describes moisture mitigation in building wall assemblies with an emphasis on precast concrete walls in northern U.S. climates. It describes indoor and outdoor sources of moisture and the basic fundamentals of water vapor condensation. The difference between air barriers and vapor retarders is described. Methods of keeping precast…

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The Role of Precast Concrete in Resilience-Based Design

This course is intended for architects, engineers, builders, material suppliers, and decision-makers within the building community. This course will provide an introduction to the role of precast concrete in resilience-based design, as it is distinguished from and compliments the traditional green design. Participants will learn how to measure the social and economic benefits of resilience and…

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High Performance and Resilient Precast Educational Facilities

Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements, and a challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high-performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering…