The use of architectural precast and decorative concrete is significantly growing year over year. A large portion of this is seen in building enclosure applications where the speed, energy efficiency and residency of precast concrete systems provides excellent value to all stakeholders. Join other ACI attendees, contractors and designers to learn more about innovative finishes, techniques for achieving finishes in light of new industry regulations, and new applications. Case studies will be used to illustrate topics being discussed.
(1) Describe the methods used to achieve color, form and texture for precast and decorative concrete;
(2) Explain how architectural precast concrete systems are being used in building enclosures today and the benefits they provide;
(3) Discuss new innovative finishes for architectural concrete;
(4) Describe best practices for achieving architectural finishes.
Withstand the Storm with Resilient Precast Concrete Buildings and Communities
Presented By: Donn Thompson
Affiliation: Portland Cement Association
Description: The use of architectural precast and decorative concrete is significantly growing year over year. A large portion of this is seen in building enclosure applications where the speed, energy efficiency and residency of precast concrete systems provides excellent value to all stakeholders. Join other ACI attendees, contractors and designers to learn more about innovative finishes, techniques for achieving finishes in light of new industry regulations, and new applications. Case studies will be used to illustrate topics being discussed.
Exceeding Thermal Performance with Precast Enclosure Systems
Presented By: Darryl Dixon
Description: Precast buildings can be constructed more economically and achieve greater energy efficiency with the current energy standard, especially when the buildings contain concrete mass. The presentation will highlight the effects of implicit design flaws (thermal bridging), continuous insulation (ci), concrete attributes (thermal mass) by explaining the code for different construction methods by prescribing the construction methods with different performance requirements.
The World's First Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum Free-standing Police Station - A Case Study
Presented By: Dwayne Robinson
Affiliation: High Concrete
Description: The District 3, Police Headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, is the world’s first, free-standing police station to be both LEED Platinum and Net Zero. The project had to include a resilient structure, which was energy efficient and that fit into the community. Emersion Design, the architect on the project, decided to use a precast concrete enclosure system to help meet these goals. The thermal envelope resulted in the building using 35.8% less energy than an average warehouse or storage facility of the same size. This presentation will discuss how these goals were achieved for this ground-breaking project.
Trends and Innovation in Achieving Architectural Precast Aesthetics
Presented By: Brian Miller
Affiliation: GCP Applied Technologies
Description: Architectural Precast is the fastest growing segment of precast in North America, and one of the fastest growing building systems. This is fueled by several regulatory and economic drivers. As a result of increasing demand, there has been a lot of innovation in the industry to develop more efficient production and construction techniques, as well as improve overall building life cycle performance. This presentation will provide an overview of the aesthetic versatility of architectural precast finishes, and highlight several innovations in technology, finish, and design that improve overall efficiency, quality and safety.
Thin-Wall Precast Concrete Enclosure Systems
Presented By: Alan Pritchard
Affiliation: Plant Manager
Description: The use of precast concrete for enclosure systems has been growing each year. As a result, innovative new systems have been introduced including a thin-shell/thin-wall approach. This enables a weight reduction of the exterior skin of a building by about 70%, while still providing aesthetic versatility, resiliency, and energy efficiency. This presentation will explore the concepts, benefits, and best practices related to these increasingly popular systems.