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Acceptability of Appearance
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Acceptability of Appearance_as-11sp-9.pdf
 
 
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Acoustics
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Architectural acoustics is discussed in this series.
as-08wi-2.pdf
 
 
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Avoidance of Mold
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How to avoid mold described in this article.
dn_mold.pdf
 
 
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Behavior of Architectural Precast Panels in Response to Drift
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The effects of an earthquake on architectural precast cladding.
DN_Drift.pdf
 
 
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Benefits and Advantages
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Key benefits of using architectural precast concrete panels are explained.
as-02sp-6.pdf
 
 
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Blast Considerations - Part 1
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee discusses items to consider in designing for blast resistance.
as-04wi-5.pdf
 
 
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Blast Considerations - Part 2
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Design considerations for blast resistance in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part on of a series.
as-04sp-8.pdf
 
 
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Blast Considerations - Part 3
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Design considerations for blast resistance in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part three of a series.
as-04su-7.pdf
 
 
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Blast Considerations - Part 4
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Design considerations for blast resistance in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part four of a series.
as-05wi-6.pdf
 
 
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Building Enclosure Commissioning
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Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is a holistic process developed with input from stakeholders in the real estate development, design, construction, and property management communities to supplement and strengthen the project delivery process and deliver higher performing buildings and structures.
DN-30_Building Enclosure.pdf
 
 
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Bullnoses
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of precast's moldability, repetition and use of bullnoses in the first in a series focusing on panel details.
as-98wi-7.pdf
 
 
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Radiused Precast Concrete
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of precast's moldability, repetition and use of bullnoses in the first in a series focusing on panel details.
as-01wi-8.pdf
 
 
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Clay Product-Faced Precast
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee highlights the advantages of working with clay product-faced precast panels.
as-00fa-12.pdf
 
 
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Clay Product-Faced Precast Concrete
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Clay Product-Faced Precast Concrete_as-12sp-10.pdf
 
 
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Connections for Architectural Precast Concrete
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Connections are a significant design consideration that influences safety, performance, and economy of architectural precast concrete enclosure systems.
Connections for Architectural Precast Concrete_as_Win15-9.pdf
 
 
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Corners and Returns
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and architect Donald J. Benz of Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates cover design options for corners and returns.
as-99su-6.pdf
 
 
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Cornices
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PCI''s Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of cornices in the second in a series focusing on panel details.
as-98sp-6.pdf
 
 
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Design and Construction Responsibilities for Architectural Precast Concrete
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Design and construction with architectural precast concrete are simplified when all parties are working as cooperative partners.
as-13sp-11.pdf
 
 
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Design Economy - Part 1
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PCI's Architectural Precast ConcreteServices Committee offers insight on the architectural precast manufacturing process to help achieve design goals and control costs.
as-01su-7.pdf
 
 
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Design Economy - Part 2
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee offers insight on the architectural precast manufacturing process to help achieve design goals and control costs.
as-01fa-20.pdf
 
 
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Design Economy - Part 3
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee offers insight on the architectural precast manufacturing process to help achieve design goals and control costs.
as-02wi-7.pdf
 
 
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Design Factors Affecting Aesthetics of Architectural Precast Concrete
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Designers turn to precast concrete to meet owners’ demands for signature designs or to blend in with a community, and precasters respond.
as-13wi-10.pdf
 
 
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Designer’s Notebook
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Designer’s Notebook_as-12su-10.pdf
 
 
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Energy Conservation 64 page booklet
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Energy Conservation full series. Parts 1, 2 and 3.
as-06sp-8.pdf
 
 
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Energy Conservation and Condensation Control, Part 1
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Factors influencing the energy performance of the building envelope are discussed in part 1 of a series.
as-05sp-6.pdf
 
 
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Energy Conservation and Condensation Control, Part 2
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Thermal resistance (R-value) is discussed in part 2 of a series.
as-05su-7.pdf
 
 
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Energy Conservation, Part 3
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Factors influencing the energy performance of the building envelope are discussed in part three of a series.
as-06wi-9.pdf
 
 
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Envelope Tolerances for Architectural Precast
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Designers must recognize that manufacturing and erection tolerances apply to precast concrete just as they do to other building materials.
DN-24_Tolerance.pdf
 
 
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Formliners and Lettering for Architectural Precast Concrete
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Concrete’s plasticity offers the opportunity for innovation and individual character in the surface textures, patterns, and shapes, which can be achieved by casting against the various types of formliners to enliven the façade surface and produce a dramatic, attention-getting aesthetic statement.
Designers Notebook-Formliners-Lettering_Ascent_Summer_15.pdf
 
 
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Getting Started Designing Architectural Precast Concrete
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Getting Started Designing Architectural Precast Concrete_as-09wi-8-1.pdf
 
 
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High Performance Precast Insulated Sandwich Wall Panels
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High Performance Precast Insulated Sandwich Wall Panels_as-11su-10.pdf
 
 
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Multiple Mixes/Textures
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and architect Eduardo Illanes of OZ Architecture cover definitions and applications of multiple mixes and textures.
as-99wi-6.pdf
 
 
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Radiused Precast Concrete
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Radiused Precast Concrete_as-01wi-8.pdf
 
 
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Reveals
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of reveals in the fourth in a series focusing on panel details.
as-98su-5.pdf
 
 
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Sculptural Forms
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee explains the ease with which designers can add concrete sculptural forms to their projects.
as-01sp-7.pdf
 
 
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Specification Guidance - Part 1
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Key considerations in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained.
as-02su-6.pdf
 
 
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Specification Guidance - Part 2
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Key considerations in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part two of a series.
as-03wi-6.pdf
 
 
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Specification Guidance - Part 3
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Key considerations in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part three of a series.
as-03sp-5.pdf
 
 
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Specification Guidance - Part 4
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee shows items to consider in specifying stone veneer-faced precast panels in part four of a series.
as-03su-6.pdf
 
 
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Stone Veneer-Faced Precast Part 1
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee highlights how precast can achieve the same goals as stone facades.
as-00wi-5.pdf
 
 
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Stone Veneer-Faced Precast Part 2
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and architect Jim Rothwell of callison Architecture Inc. highlight how precast can achieve the same goals as stone facades.
as-00sp-7.pdf
 
 
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Successful Planning with Architectural Samples
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Successful Planning with Architectural Samples.
as-09fa-8.pdf
 
 
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Sustainable Design (Full Series)
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Sustainable design is discussed in this series.
as-07sp-8.pdf
 
 
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Sustainability Journal Article
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Martha VanGeem Journal Article "Achieving Sustainability with Precast Concrete" January - February 2006
PCI Journal Article J-F 2006.pdf
 
 
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Weathering
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A primary consideration in the architectural design of buildings should be weathering, that is, how the appearance changes as a result of exposure to atmospheric and environmental conditions.
as-13su-10.pdf
 
 
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Window Panels
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and John Hesseler and Jeff LaRue of HKS Inc. explore nuances of precast concrete window panels.
as-99sp-6.pdf