Learn Over Lunch: High-Performance Precast Concrete Design

Date

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Atlanta Fulton Public Library – Peachtree Branch
1315 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

1 LU/HSW

Provider

Georgia/Carolinas PCI

Description

This presentation provides an overview of precast/prestressed concrete design and fabrication, in the context of high-performance structures. It will cover the versatile, efficient and resilient attributes of precast concrete design solutions.

Recent code changes, increasing green building requirements, the need for resilient structures, and a challenging labor force are just some of the factors increasing the demand for high-performance structures. The concept of ‘high-performance’ encompasses sustainability, and goes beyond by requiring optimization of all relevant high-performance attributes for a project on a life-cycle basis.

Learning objectives

Attendees will:

  1. Learn how precast concrete elements are fabricated in a quality plant manufactured environment, to meet an owner’s program of requirements.
  2. Discover how precast concrete contributes to aesthetic, structural and operational design versatility and risk reduction.
  3. Understand how precast concrete contributes to energy efficiency, multi-hazard protection, and long-term building performance.
  4. Discuss functional resilience and the high performance and sustainable attributes of precast design solutions.

Lunch provided to registered attendees.