Precast -The Manufactured Concrete


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Title: Precast -The Manufactured Concrete

Author(s): W. Burr Bennett, Jr.

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 3

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 21-27

Keywords: architectural concrete; concrete blocks; concrete panels; concrete pipes; concrete products; history; manufacturing; precast concrete; pre stressed concrete; tilt-up construction.

Date: 12/1/1981

The two branches of the concrete industry, precasting and in situ casting, developed side-by-side starting with (and in some cases before) the develop-ment of portland cement. The purpose of this article is to review briefly the history of the development of precast concrete as a manufactured product and to deduce industry trends that have occurred, are occurring, or may occur.