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Resilience - Sustainable Design Using Precast

Posted on January 13, 2021

Posted by Rick Hodek

Sustainability is generally defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own... Read more »

Benefits of Precast Parking Structures

Posted on December 16, 2020

Posted by Lisa Quaranta

Call it a ramp, a deck or a parking garage, most of us have used them at some point, possibly every day. How and when is the idea of a precast... Read more »

What Can Precast do that Cast-in-Place Cannot?

Posted on November 18, 2020

Posted by Dustin Jones, P.E.

Precast concrete is simply concrete that is not cast in its final position, hence, pre-cast. It is cast in a reusable mold and is typically cured... Read more »

Thin Brick precast panels – a fad on the rise!

Posted on November 2, 2020

Posted by Curt Gear

As many of you in the design community are getting more and more familiar with some of the new façade options for arch precast panels you are... Read more »

How It’s Made: Architectural Concrete Finishes

Posted on November 2, 2020

Posted by Jace Rossow

Architectural precast concrete wall panels provide one of the most versatile exterior architectural products available to the market. Using... Read more »

Painting or Coating?

Posted on September 24, 2020

Posted by Rick Girard

Are you painting concrete or are you coating concrete? Painting implies a finish thickness of 2 to 4 millimeters, while coating implies a... Read more »

Architectural Precast Samples/Mockups Processes

Posted on September 17, 2020

Posted by Rick Ostgard

Architectural Precast aesthetic appearance is virtually unlimited by varying and combining aggregates, sands, color additives, cement color,... Read more »

The Importance of Mock-up Panels

Posted on September 14, 2020

Posted by Rick Ostgard

Once the Pre-Sale/Contract Award samples (typically sized 12”x12”, although they can be larger to incorporate multiple finishes) are approved by... Read more »