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Designer's Notebooks: Blast Considerations (DN-14-04), 2004, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook discusses items to consider in designing for blast resistance of architectural precast concrete.

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Designer's Notebooks: Sustainability (DN-16-10), 2010, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook discusses how precast concrete contributes to a sustainable structure and includes where precast can assist in obtaining LEED credits.

This Designer's Notebook has been updated. Please see DN-33.

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Designer's Notebooks: Window Panels (DN-05-99), 1999, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook discusses the considerations for design architectural panels with window openings. Architectural perspective and examples provided by John Hesseler, AIA and Jeff, LaRue, AIA, HKS, Inc., Dallas, TX.

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Designer's Notebooks: Sculptural Forms (DN-10-01), 2001, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook discusses the use of form liners, the sculpturing of the surface and lettering. Architectural perspective and examples provided by Steve Brubaker, HOK, St. Louis, MO.

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Designer's Notebooks: Design Economy (DN-11-02), 2002, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook offers insight on manufacturing and finishing processes to help achieve design goals and control costs. Architectural perspective and examples by Kevin Cantley, President and CEO, Cooper Carry, Atlanta, GA.

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Designer's Notebooks: Specification Guidance (DN-13-03), 2003, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook discusses specification considerations with emphasis on clay and stone veneer-faced panels. Architects perspective and examples provided by Timothy Taylor, Gensler, Washington, DC.

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Designer's Notebooks: Energy Conservation and Condensation Control (DN-15-06), 2006, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook discusses the attributes of precast concrete for energy conservation. Thermal resistance (R-values), heat capacity, thermal mass, condensation control, vapor retarders, air barriers, application of insulation and sandwich wall panels are all discussed.

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Designer's Notebooks: Acoustics (DN-18-08), 2008, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook explains architectural acoustics and its use within the industry. It contains information on sound levels, transmission loss and absorption as well as acceptable noise criteria, and composite walls considerations.

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Designer's Notebooks: Envelope Tolerances for Architectural Precast (DN-24-12), 2012, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook presents product and erection tolerances and discusses required clearances and interfacing tolerances required for joining different building materials.

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Designer's Notebooks: Design and Construction Responsibilities for Architectural Precast Concrete (DN-28-13), 2013, Free PDF Download

This Designer's Notebook provides a guide for all parties involved in a precast concrete project and defines the responsibilities of each party.