Precast: High performance, high expectations

The free, downloadable e-book, "Concrete Ideas: Possibilities with Precast," looks how the material offers strength, durability, and fire resistance, along with benefits of offsite manufacturing, which means speed of construction, minimal site impact, and a high degree of quality and versatility.
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Waterproofing for plaza decks

Plaza decks suffer from an identity crisis. They have multiple definitions and names—are they roofs? Floors? Driveways? Courtyards? Vegetative decks? Located over parking areas, arcades, or water storage reservoirs, they may be large (the size of a city block) or small (just a square meter or two).
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Adjacent precast box beam bridges

For years, adjacent prestressed concrete box-beam bridges have been employed for short and medium spans—two-thirds of all state Department of Transportations (DOTs) use them. Cracks in the longitudinal grouted joints between adjacent beams have often been observed.
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What’s wrong with my precast concrete garage?

Precast double-tee construction has become a dominant method for building parking garages in North America. The double-tee beam deck system of this construction type provides a finished wearing surface, supports vehicle loading, and forms an integral part of the lateral force-resisting system.
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