Rhode Island School of Design Students Visit Coreslab Structures (CONN) Inc.
Students from the Rhode Island School of Design Precast Concrete studio visited Coreslab Structures (CONN) Inc. on April 9th to see production of precast/prestressed concrete products.
The studio focused on the design and execution of 1:1 architectural objects using the material of precast concrete. The students will progress from research on the technical methods of fabrication, to castings in scale models typical in plaster, and full size castings with concrete. The course was led by Assistant Professor Brett Schneider, Department of Architecture.
Through the support of the PCI Foundation precast concrete elements and later as a location for pouring of the full scale components comprising the students’ design projects. Additional technical workshops with students working as group will also be included to introduce general methods working with concrete and formwork hands on.