The possibilities for using precast concrete systems in building projects are nearly endless. Precast concrete checks the box for a variety of buildings such as: offices, schools for all ages, student housing, retail, prisons, government building sports arenas and stadiums, data centers, and more.

In additions to its eye-catching aesthetic value, precast concrete buildings will still be standing after experiencing the worst weather conditions on earth. It withstands the wet climates in the Eastern U.S. with its hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards. In the Western U.S. precast concrete, is the most desired building material to withstand wildfires and earthquakes. Clearly, a precast concrete building can be both beautiful and resilient.

As all types of buildings receive daily wear and tear, and many others can house thousands of people at any given time, these structures must last through years of constant use. Precast concrete buildings can be designed for 100-year service life with minimal upkeep.

Precast concrete buildings are designed for durability, robustness, and continuity. Precast concrete buildings are designed to stand the test of time. 

Mount Sinai Medical Center Skolnick Surgical Tower

Miami Beach, FL

1323 Morse Ave.

Chicago, IL

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Temple

Tucson, AZ

University of Minnesota Pioneer Hall

Minneapolis, MN

Recommended Publications

PCI Periodical

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PCI's free, quarterly publication for architects and other stakeholders in the buildings industry.

Each issue features in-depth case studies highlighting industry trends and innovative design, comprehensive articles on specific design challenges from industry experts, and special features on constructing with precast/prestressed concrete.

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