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PRECAST CONCRETE INSULATED SANDWICH WALL PANELS

High performance precast concrete insulated sandwich wall panels provide a versatile, efficient, attractive and resilient building enclosure system. PCI-certified precast concrete insulated sandwich wall panels are also very economical...

PRECAST CONCRETE STORM SHELTERS AND SAFE ROOMS SAVE LIVES

When severe weather approaches, precast concrete safe rooms and storm shelters provide protection and peace of mind for families and communities. Here are just six benefits of using precast concrete to construct storm shelters and safe rooms.

PRECAST VS PRESTRESSED CONCRETE

Precast concrete is concrete cast into a specific shape at a location other than its in-service position. Prestressed concrete is structural concrete in which internal stresses have been introduced to reduce potential tensile stresses in concrete res

HIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURES AND HIGH PERFORMANCE PRECAST CONCRETE

WHAT IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURE? The United States Government defines a high performance structure as one that “...integrates and optimizes on a lifecycle basis all major high performance attributes including energy and water conservation...

WHY SPECIFY PCI CERTIFICATION?

PCI offers a stringent quality assurance program, not just a marketplace credential. The PCI Certification program was developed and is updated by a team representing all industry stakeholders.

WHY PRECAST STADIA?

If you have attended sporting events or concerts, you most likely have been seated on precast stadia and didn’t know it.

TOTAL PRECAST CONCRETE

It’s common practice when detailing construction assemblies to treat the structural frame as an independent system assembled first, onto which lighter finish materials are hung, or clad, onto the supporting structure...

THERMAL MASS AND ENERGY SAVINGS

Thermal mass is the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy (thermal sponge). A lot of heat energy is required to change the temperature of high-density materials like concrete, which is therefore said to have high thermal mass.

PRECAST VS. SITE-CAST TILT-UP CONCRETE PANELS

When all attributes and true expenses are considered, precast concrete panels offer significant benefits in quality, speed and cost savings over site-cast tilt-up concrete panels.

WHAT CAUSES COLOR VARIATIONS IN PRECAST CONCRETE FINISHES?

Concrete contains natural materials, and it is these materials’ inherent beauty that is most often expressed in architectural concrete. The limitations of these natural materials with respect to uniformity must be considered.