PCI and the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) has published their second joint publication titled Precast Insulated Sandwich Panels (FIB-84-17) which was created by fib Task Group 6.11. This document is a result of close cooperation with fib.
Nowadays, sandwich panels have reached the highest standards of functional performance and aesthetic appeal. In building construction, these sandwich panel attributes combine with the well-known advantages of prefabrication including structural efficiency, flexibility in use, speed of construction, quality consciousness, durability, and sustainability. Sandwich panels have gained more exposure, thus representing quite a significant application within the prefabrication industry and a vital component of the precast market.
This new joint bulletin is intended to be the reference document to all who are interested in utilizing the advantages of precast sandwich wall panels. The designer will have significant resources to integrate sandwich wall panels into any applicable structure. The bulletin includes valuable resources including information on bracing and guying of insulated sandwich panels as well as imperfections and crack repair of these panels.