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 precast educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community.
This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high-performance, sustainable and resilient Precast Educational Facilities, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high-performance attributes – including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.
Credits: 1 HSW LU or PDH
- Define high performance structures and identify key attributes and benefits of high performance and sustainable learning environments educational facilities.
- Explain basic approaches to high performance and resilient school design using precast concrete.
- Promote the concept of functional resilience and its importance in educational facilities.
- Learn how prefabricated, integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to life safety features including: fire safety, storm resistance, acoustics and indoor air quality.
- Share how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to life cycle design, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, reduce transportation of materials and provide easier coordination of trades.
- Describe concepts to control cost and quality, reduce maintenance, and meet sustainable design goals.
Executive Director, Georgia/Carolinas PCI, A Chapter of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute