Presented By Chris Lechner, Executive Director, Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association

How Precast Builds: An Introduction to Precast Concrete is the first presentation in a complete series of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Programming on How Precast Builds. The introduction discusses the Components & Systems that brings the architect's vision to life. The presentation discusses multiple precast concrete applications and challenges the designer to take advantage of the colors, textures and shapes precast concrete makes possible. Precast Concrete benefits, design solutions and advancing technology are all discussed in this one hour program.

Learning objectives include:

Becoming familiar with precast concrete applications
Understanding the benefits of precast concrete
Discovering architectural and structural precast concrete solutions for common design challenges
The ability to describe how precast concrete contributes to design versatility, energy efficiency, and long-term  building performance