STP1034: Architectural Precast Concrete: A Material for the 21st Century

    Freedman, S
    Director, Architectural Precast Concrete Services, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago, IL

    Pages: 23    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    This paper discusses the applications and advantages of architectural precast concrete as: (1) cladding; (2) load-bearing elements; and (3) forms for cast-in-place concrete. The wide variety of colors, forms, and textures available to meet esthetic and practical design requirements are also discussed.

    Keywords:

    advantages, applications, architectural precast concrete, cladding, colors, column covers, connections, design considerations, formwork, load-bearing panels, mullions, shear walls, size, spandrels, standardization, surface finish, textures, torsion, wall panels, wall-supporting units


    Paper ID: STP20133S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.58

    DOI: 10.1520/STP20133S


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