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Precast Cracking and Temperature

How to reduce cracking? What is the correlation with temperature? Is it possible to cure faster if the temperature is increased the over 70 C (158 F)?  What other alternatives are available for Precasters?

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Precast Profit Blackholes aka Bugholes

Precast concrete is a high performance building material and it’s no secret that good quality concrete is the fundamental component of any high quality precast concrete product.

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Precast - Cracked Product - Diagnosis and Prevention

Although cracks in cast-in-place concrete are inevitable due to the natural tensile properties of concrete, for any Precaster, a cracked product can be a major headache

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Sustainable Eco-Housing with Precast

Now more than ever, the global need for sustainable eco-housing is at an all time high, particularly due to population growth and the increasing cases of damage to homes from extreme weather

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Precast Stairs Made Easy

Precast stairs are a value stream that is certainly in high demand in the precast market. There is a constant need for precast stair flights on most projects..

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What does it takes to weld rebar correctly?

Welding of reinforcement is inevitable in precast production. Whether in the pre-pour fabrication, installation of inserts, or making connections during installation, there..

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Avoiding Precast Staining and Bugholes - Proper Application of Release Agent

The application of release agent (commonly known as form oil) is a production step that sometimes is not given much thought or care during the production sequence..

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Precast And Leed

The green building movement continues to be one of the most significant modern revolutions in the construction industry. Since 2000, the use of the LEED system, in particular, has become the gold standard for guidance on sustainable building design for construction projects in North America and beyond.

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Insights into the CPCI Architectural Precast Concrete Walls: Best Practice Guide

Did you know that the Canadian Precast Concrete Institute has published a concise guide to serve as a reference to best practices in architectural precast wall construction?

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The Future of Drones in Precast

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones are a special type of aircraft, guided either by remote control or by an onboard computer.

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How It’s Made – Double Wall Edition

The double wall is a unique precast wall system with 2 wythes, interconnected by intermediate lattice girders.

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5 Emerging Material Trends in Precast Concrete Technology

The precast concrete industry is continuously innovating; driven by shifts in global markets, increasing customer expectations and pressures from increasing labour costs.

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Planning For Openings And Services Through Hollowcore Floors

An essential part of the design of hollowcore floors involves planning openings for service pathways.

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Risk Assessment in Precast Operational Safety

Construction is risky business when it comes to safety, among other factors - the precast industry is no exception. Thankfully, in North America, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives very strong guidance when it comes to managing operational safety in the concrete manufacturing industry. Other associations such as the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) and Precast / Prestressed Concrete Industry (PCI) are also committed to providing resources to help precast plants establish a strong safety culture and maintain a safe work environment.

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