The Aesthetic Versatility of Precast Concrete
Program Number Authorized: LIVE16AVP100
Level 2 – Intermediate
Length: 1 Hour AIA 1.0 HSW/LU 1.0 PDH 1.0 CEU
The aesthetics of a structure are very important, as it is what most people identify with. High-performance materials should provide aesthetic versatility in order to efficiently meet a structure’s architectural requirements.
Precast concrete provides incredible aesthetic versatility. From providing multiple colors and textures to developing shapes, forms, and very ornate details.
Precast can also simulate or be veneered with natural materials providing all of their beauty, but with the added speed, durability, many other benefits of precast.
This presentation will provide an overview of the many finishes available with precast concrete, along with methodologies for achieving them.
We will also discuss combining multiple finishes into single panels, veneers, and embedded materials, selection of mixed designs, approaches to achieving colors, proper specification, and procedures to ensure expectations are aligned.
Explain the finish options of precast concrete
Describe methods to achieve color, form, and texture
Explain how clay products and natural stones can be veneered to precast concrete to speed construction and reduce costs
Discuss the latest innovations in aesthetics and finishes
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