Precast Concrete Facades – Benefits of Hindsight for the Future

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Title: Precast Concrete Facades – Benefits of Hindsight for the Future

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Date: 2/13/2011

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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