New technology exists that allows the design professional to think completely outside the box. Photo-engraved, 3D relief formliners, and photo concrete films provide life-like images never before possible in concrete building design.
Most formliner manufacturers have the ability to produce custom made formliners. This broadens the realms even further for building design and provides architects a unique opportunity to be as creative as they desire.
Precast concrete is incredibly dense, and the process used to create it makes it denser than other concrete options. This density is why it is used in many walls and privacy construction elements for large-scale construction as well as sound walls...
Our world has been turned upside down by a health pandemic, and as the construction industry evaluates how to safely and efficiently move forward, surely off-site construction will be at the top of everyone’s mind.
Insulated precast concrete wall panels have all the benefits of traditional precast such as durability, acoustic absorption, and quick install, in addition to the added bonus of being an all-in-one complete building enclosure system.
The goal of a data center is to keep your information safe and secure. Stringent design requirements consider conditions like hurricanes, fire and other forces of man or nature, and our data center products and solutions provide the ultimate...
Fired Clay Brick is one of the world’s oldest and most durable building material utilized in the construction industry.
Offsite construction refers to the planning, design, fabrication, manufacturing, and assembly of building elements at a location other than their final permanent location to support the rapid speed of, and efficient construction...
PC Strand, or prestressed concrete steel strand, is a twisted steel cable composed of high strength steel wires that are stress-relieved (stabilized) for use in producing prestressed concrete.
Abrasive blasting can be used to texture the surface of hardened concrete to provide an exposed aggregate surface. The blasting wears away the paste as well as fine aggregate to produce an exposed aggregate finish.
Precast concrete stairs are cost-effective and convenient. Precast concrete stairs can be used in any application where a stair tower or individual steps are required.
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...
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 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
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...
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.
If you have attended sporting events or concerts, you most likely have been seated on precast stadia and didn’t know it.
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 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.
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.