SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1991

Architectural Precast Concrete: A Material for the 21st Century


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.

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Freedman, S
Architectural Precast Concrete Services, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago, IL
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Developed by Committee: E06
Pages: 131–153
DOI: 10.1520/STP20133S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5158-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1424-1