Precast Concrete 101: Designing School Buildings
Length: 1 Hour 1.0 HSW/LU 1.0 PDH
After you have completed this educational program you will be able to:
Identify the different precast concrete systems used when designing school buildings.
Discuss how different Precast/Prestressed components are used in school designs.
Explain the properties of precast concrete school buildings.
Use the aesthetic features of precast concrete to create structures that meet the unique needs of schools.
Understand the precast concrete design process.
FEMA 361 and the public school system
Fema 361 refers to public and community areas subject to extreme-wind events. Community stakeholders responsible for public safety should consider building a community safe room. Primary stakeholders include building owners, schools, hospitals, neighborhood associations, and others.
The primary purpose of FEMA P-361 is to provide guidance. It features best practices related to the design, construction, and operation of the community and residential safe rooms. It increases the demand for high-performance structures such as precast concrete.