While concrete has been around in some form for thousands of years, the newest iteration, ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC), is creating a stir. UHPC has been used to build bridges and architectural façades around the world.
Research is ongoing to advance precast concrete insulated wall panel technology by developing materials and design to double its thermal performance and reduce weight by half without increasing costs. The main goal of this project is to promote passive envelope technologies for improving energy efficiency in new construction.
Last week, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced the winners of its 55th annual design awards program. The organization recognized 21 projects with awards of excellence out of more than 100 submissions from producers, engineers, and architects across the country.
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