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Mixed-Use Applications for Precast Parking Structures

Parking Facility has become a community building type that is used every day. The role that it plays as the entry place to our cities, towns, campuses, and buildings presents opportunities to integrate even more seamlessly into the fabric of the overall built environment. The integration of parking into the evolving mixed-use urban setting, and transportation systems, requires the parking facility to address new expectations regarding function, operation, safety and security.

An overview of the most common systems of precast concrete products, cover basic design criteria and capabilities, and explore case studies showing how precast was used to solve diverse design and construction challenges for mixed use construction.

The NEXT beam was developed for highway bridges but has steadily grown for applications in the building market.  Several case studies will be discussed on how the NEXT beam solved requirements for heavy loads such as green roofs, terraces and fire truck loading.

 

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss parking structures sustainable integration with the built environment.
  • Explain the attributes of the Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) bridge beam and applications for the building market.
  • Understand how precast parking layouts can work with NEXT Beams.
  • Explain several cases studies for mixed use applications.

Learn the Benefits of Off-Site Construction using Precast Concrete, Level 2: Intermediate

Off-site construction involves the process of designing, fabricating, transporting and assembling building elements for rapid site assembly. The benefits include shorter construction schedules, greater degree of predictability in cost, reduced material waste, reduced coordination of trades and reduced risk. Learning objectives including understanding how to specify precast building systems and products. Off-Site constructions concepts will be illustrated through several mini-case studies.

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand precast concrete products and buildings systems.
  • Discussing the planning, design, coordination, fabrication and installation process with precast.
  • Review mini-case studies illustrating off-site construction concepts.
  • Learn about precast specifications, design resources, and the PCI plant certification program.
  • Discuss the importance of resilient building design concepts.

The Aesthetic Versatility of Architectural Precast Concrete,
Level 2: Intermediate

Provides an overview of the many finishes available with precast concrete, along with combining multiple finishes into single panels, veneers and embedded materials, selection of mix designs, approaches to achieving colors, and more.

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe methods to achieve color, form and texture.
  • Explain how clay products and natural stones can be veneered to precast concrete to speed construction and reduce costs.
  • Understand fabrication techniques, erection procedures and transportation considerations.
  • Understand design & detail considerations including connections & panel layout.
  • Understand design economy considerations.

High Performance Precast Concrete Envelope Systems,
Level 2: Intermediate

A structure’s envelope has considerable impact on its overall performance, as highlighted by recent code changes. The envelope not only serves as a barrier between the outside environment and conditioned space, but also as a part of the aesthetic expression for the structure. It must also serve as a protective shield against environmental forces. High-performance building envelopes can help reduce the overall energy consumption of a structure throughout the structure’s life, and maintain and protect its interior environment and occupants.
This presentation addresses what high performance building envelopes are, as well as key elements to their performance. It will discuss how to use precast concrete wall systems to meet the latest code requirements such as continuous insulation and air barriers, and include topics such as moisture management, thermal mass effect and how to calculate effective R-values, integration with other building systems, and more. This session will also touch on the idea of resilience. A structure must be able to resist environmental forces, such as high winds and earthquakes in order to protect life and fulfill its intended purpose. Case studies are used to highlight information presented.

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three basic types of precast concrete envelope systems.
  • Explain thermal mass and how to use it to create more energy efficient buildings.
  • Discuss moisture management methodologies.
  • Understand insulated panel fabrication techniques, erection procedures and transportation considerations.
  • Understand R-values & insulation types as it related to building envelope performance.
  • Understand detail considerations including connections & panel layout for insulated panels.

 


Designing Precast Parking Structures,
Level 2: Intermediate

Addresses areas such as site impact, mixed-use applications, design considerations, layout, aesthetics, integration requirements, strategies for meeting sustainable goals, and more.

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss parking structures sustainable integration with the built environment.
  • Explain sustainable attributes related to the building and site performance of parking structures.
  • Describe precast parking system layouts and products.
  • Discuss the latest innovations in parking structure design.
  • Describe proper maintenance procedures for parking structures.

Literature for your Library:

  • Recommended Practice for Parking Structures (On-Line Manual)

Designing Precast Hollowcore Floor and Wall Systems for Housing Applications
Level 2: Intermediate

Assists the designer to better understand precast building systems used for Hotels, Multifamily Housing, Student Housing and Retirement Facilities.

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand fabrication techniques, erection procedures and transportation considerations for precast Hollowcore plank and wall panels.
  • Understand design & detail for precast products including connections & economical layout considerations.
  • Understand the concept of resiliency and how using precast concrete systems will offer multi-hazard protection against man-made and natural disasters.
  • Understand how to integrate the precast structural system with other building systems.

 

Literature for your Library:

  • PCI Hollowcore Manual

Precast/Prestressed Concrete 101
Level 1: Beginner

Participants will explore building design solutions using precast and prestressed concrete products. They will learn what precast, prestressed concrete products are, how they are manufactured, including structural theory of prestressing, and quality assurance procedures. They will learn about the industry certification program (PCI) of plants, people and performance. Participants will explore numerous examples of architectural and structural concrete solutions for numerous building markets. They will explore a variety of architectural finishes and how each is created in terms of color, form and texture. They will explore common structural solutions using prestressed concrete products and explore integrated solutions; realizing the full potential of loadbearing architectural precast units. The session will end with an overview of industry support available to the design community, including published and electronic media and a question and answer session. 

  Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0

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Learning Objectives:

  •   Identify numerous examples of architectural and structural precast concrete solutions
  •   Explain how architectural finishes are created in terms of color, form and texture.
  •   Make design choices for a specific application based on a variety of architectural finishes.
  •   Understand common structural solutions using prestressed concrete products and explore integrated solutions

 


Developing Precast Guidelines for Accelerated Bridge Construction Presentation, Level 2: Intermediate

The PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee has completed a series of guideline drawings, which represent the design and detailing of precast concrete substructures. These sheets provide an example of different substructure types for use on bridge projects. The presentation will discuss the developed material in more detail and how it can be used for accelerated bridge construction projects. The guide details will assist designers in determining the appropriate solution for precast substructures in design and construction.

The NEXT beam was developed for the purpose of promoting a greater degree of uniformity among DOTs, engineers, and the industry of the Northeast with respect to planning, designing, fabricating, and constructing highway bridges with the Federal Highway Administration’s philosophy of accelerated bridge construction.  The goals of this new section are to provide a fast construction option for variable width bridges with spans from 45 to 80 feet.  Several case studies will be showcased.  All three variations NEXT “F”, “D” and “E” will be discussed.

The PCI Northeast Technical Committee developed guidelines for the Northeast Deck Bulb Tees.  The goal of this new section, which has already been used in New York State and Massachusetts, is to provide a fast construction option for bridges with spans from 80 to 140 feet.  The section resembles a standard NEBT girder except it has a wider thicker top flange that is the deck.  Small closure pours are used to minimize field cast concrete.

Precast Full Depth Deck Panels will also be reviewed.  Deck panels offer exceptional advantages in schedule and quality for new deck construction or replacement.  Full Depth deck panels are usually specified for accelerated projects were construction schedules must be reduced for building the deck. 

  Length: 1.0 Hour | PDH: 1.0

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Overview of Topics:

  • Precast Substructures.
  • NEXT and Bulb Tee Beams for Super Structures.
  • Full Depth Precast Panels for Deck Replacements.
  • Case Study of Projects including details.