How Precast Builds: Architectural Versatility

How Precast Builds:  Architectural Versatility This session will provide an understanding of aesthetics available through the use of architectural precast concrete, including its composition, shapes, and finish options. Through the use of case studies, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of precast concrete’s unlimited options when paired with modeling software. Connections will also be discussed,…

Industrial Structure of Precast Concrete Southwest Airlines LEAD center precast concrete industrial structure

Total Precast Concrete

Total Precast Concrete This one-hour program is intended for designers with some precast concrete experience and/or knowledge. Basic concepts of pre-stressing, components and application towards a complete, total-precast building solution will be discussed. Typical design challenges and the unique project delivery process of total precast will be presented, and the unique ability of total precast…

TCU Frog Alley Garage, for Beck Group

Parking Structures: Cost Considerations

Parking Structures: Cost Considerations Discussion on the cost considerations that go into using precast concrete in terms of designing, constructing, and maintaining parking garages. The webinar will include descriptions and discussion of the reasons to utilize precast concrete systems, products, and manufacturers in providing parking structures to owners, from initial design through project delivery. Parking…

PCMA Sustainable Design feature image

Sustainable Design Using Precast Concrete

Sustainable Design Using Precast Concrete Owners and occupants increasingly expect their buildings to operate at a high level over a long life cycle while also being conscious of their impact on the environment. This course will discuss considerations for the holistic design and construction of sustainable structures that perform efficiently and offer occupants and communities…

Extreme weather preparedness showing courtyard of Canadian Valley School in Oklahoma precast concrete high-performance infrastructure preset concrete sustainability

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…

University of Oklahoma – Jenkins Ave. Parking Facility

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…

Moisture Mitigation in building assembles on rainy window overlooking cityscape

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…

The role of precast in resilience-based design UT Dallas side view

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…

Canadian Valley School courtyard at night

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…