A Guide to Designing with Precast/Prestressed Concrete was designed for easy reference to all information about precast concrete required by building developers, architects, engineers, and others on the construction team. The manual provides a summary of available documentation and information available from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).
The manual is divided into chapters that provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the building process in which precast concrete plays a role.
CHAPTER ONE — Introduction
A general overview of precast's history, benefits, components, and technological advancements in recent years.
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CHAPTER TWO — Building Types
A pictorial presentation of the wide range of building types in which precast concrete has been used successfully in both structural and architectural applications.
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CHAPTER THREE - Design Considerations
A review of some of the key design considerations that arise in constructing a building and how precast concrete can be used to aid in meeting these challenges.
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CHAPTER FOUR — Components, Systems, & Connections
A detailed description of each type of precast concrete component and its capabilities, the systems in which the material is used, and documentation of connection systems among components and with other materials.
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CHAPTER FIVE — Precast Concrete Guide Specifications
Information on guide specifications for both architectural and structural precast concrete.
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CHAPTER SIX — PCI Resources
Indexes that offer a complete listing of available resources from PCI as well as provide an aid in locating a particular subject mentioned in the manual. The index is coded to the chapter and page location within that chapter (e.g., 6A-10 means the 10th page in Chapter 6).
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