High-Performance Precast Concrete Design

Date

Thursday, July 9, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Virtual

RSVP

The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, challenging economy, natural disasters, and sustainable development requirements are just some of the factors increasing demand for high performance and resilient building design.

Register now for an overview of precast and prestressed concrete design and fabrication in the context of high-performance structures. The presentation will also identify life-cycle costs and accelerated schedule benefits of prefabrication, as well as modular and off-site construction.

And, case studies will highlight architectural and structural precast/prestressed concrete building systems and their high-performance attributes, including optimization of versatile, efficient, and resilient precast concrete design solutions.

Provider

Georgia/Carolinas PCI

Credits

1 LU/HSW

Learning objectives

Attendees will:

  1. Explore the concepts of high performance and functional resilience, and discover the sustainable attributes of precast design solutions.
  2. Learn how precast and prestressed concrete components are custom-fabricated in a quality plant-manufactured environment to meet an owner’s program of requirements.
  3. Discover how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to lower life-cycle costs, improved building performance, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, and provide easier coordination of trades.
  4. Understand how integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to energy efficiency, life safety, and multi-hazard protection due to their versatile, efficient, and resilient attributes.