History and Development of Precast Concrete in the United States

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Title: History and Development of Precast Concrete in the United States

Author(s): J. L. Peterson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 50

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 477-496

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 2/1/1954

Abstract:
Some of the first uses of precast concrete are described. Early designers used precast concrete for reasons of safety, economy, and savings in time of construction. Descriptions of projects built before 1920 which used precast concrete untis weighing up to 75 tons are given. Development of the use of precast concrete for bridges, buildings, and marine construction is described. Introduction of modern methods of precast concrete and lift-slab concrete construction is discussed. Future development of precast concrete is predicted.