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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Precast Concrete Facades – Benefits of Hindsight for the Future
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Abstract:Precast concrete elements have been widely used to clad exteriors of buildings. Many of these have withstood the test of time and created durable and serviceable facades. Others have developed significant defects, the causes of which need to be fully understood. The world wide focus on sustainable design will lead to the creation of a new generation of facades many of which will include precast concrete elements. To meet the expectations and requirements of owners and authorities and
designers and builders will need to use knowledge of past performance to achieve the design lifespan.
Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.
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