High Performance Athletic Facilities
Presenter: Gary Pooley
Date and Time:
June 16 (12:00 p.m. Pacific) and June 18 (12:00 p.m. Eastern)
Health awareness and athletic competition have become increasingly more important throughout the past years.
We see expansions of professional sports teams, new extreme sports being introduced, old facilities being
rebuilt, and a growing demand for new facilities. For example, the athletic facility market is expected to
grow by 15% or more over next couple of years. Furthermore, these structures have increasing requirements
to design and built for high performance and provide flexibility, functionality, and durability. This
presentation will provide an overview of todayâ€™s high performance athletic facility design using precast
concrete systems, as well as include recommendations to optimize designs. Topics discussed will be
highlighted with case studies.
- Discuss the basics of athletic facility design.
- Describe the various elements used in precast concrete athletic facilities.
- Explain how to maximize the value of using precast concrete systems in athletic facilities.
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Route 73 Rochester Bridges 15 and 16 in the town of Rochester, VT
When officials at the Vermont Department of Transportation decided to replace two bridges on State Route 73 due to their deteriorated shape, they wanted the work done as quickly as possible. The construction team used Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods and precast concrete beams to not only meet the deadlines but maximize the incentive bonus for finishing early.
VTrans conducted an engineering study to evaluate alternatives for replacement, which recommended the use of precast concrete NEXT (New England Extreme Tee) beams. They also set a road-closure maximum time of 84 hours for Bridge 15 and 60 hours for Bridge 16 to minimize user costs.
Bridge 15 features four 12â€™2â€� wide NEXT beams spanning 74â€™3â€�, while Bridge 16 features three 11â€™3â€� wide NEXT beams spanning 72â€™1â€�. Both bridges also have precast concrete approach slabs, wingwalls and two-piece abutments.
The structural precast concrete components were fabricated by J.P. Carrara & Sons Inc., in Middlebury, VT.
High-Performance Precast Concrete Chosen for 34 South 11th Street East Market Project in Philadelphia, PA
Photo courtesy of BLT Architects.
Coreslab Structures (CONN) Inc. has been chosen to supply the architectural insulated precast
concrete spandrels and column covers for recladding the 34 South 11th Street East Market Project
in the heart of the Center City District. The buildingâ€™s current faÃ§ade will be removed to expose
the existing concrete structure allowing the repurposing of this building to take advantage of the
14-foot ceiling heights. The architectural nature of the new faÃ§ade will enjoy large glass widows
with architectural precast panels framing the structure to provide a contemporary look. The deep
grey color and texture of the architectural precast concrete panels as well as the channel fin
shape will make a dramatic visual effect.
The architectural precast concrete components are being fabricated by Coreslab Structures (CONN) Inc.
Rhode Island School of Design Precast Studio Ends Second Year of Four Year Program
Studio students and their professor from the final day of school (bottom) and a couple of students presenting their work (top left and right).
The 2015 class of RISD Precast Studio which is funded by the PCI Foundation has ended. The studio focused on the design and execution of 1:1 architectural objects using the material of precast concrete. The students progressed from research on the technical methods of fabrication to applications in scale models and full size castings with fiber-reinforced concrete. Through the support of the PCI Foundation, PCI Northeast and nearby member fabricators, the studio included several trips to precast facilities to provide background on conventional methods of executing precast concrete elements and later as a location for pouring of the full scale components comprising the studentsâ€™ design projects. Additional technical workshops with students working as group were also included to give the students more hands on experiences.
Connecticut Building Officials Tour Blakeslee Prestress, Inc., Branford, CT
In early June, Building Officials in Connecticutâ€™s Group-5 (including officials from the towns of Branford, Cheshire,
Guilford, Essex, Portland, Clinton, Durham and Middlefield) had the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art
precast/prestressed concrete production plant of Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. The unusual plant tour was conducted
at the request of Anthony Cinicola, Chief Building Official in the Town of Branford.
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Updated Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) Beam Guidelines (March 2015)
Now available for download here.
Bridge Guidelines for the Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) Beam. These guidelines are for NEXT "F" , "D" and "E" beams. The guide includes section properties and design details.
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd Edition.
PCI is pleased to announce that the PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd Edition, 2nd Release is now available for download on the PCI fulfillment site.
Included in your original purchase and download of the PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd edition from the PCI fulfillment site was an electronic notification of updates and FREE delivery of subsequent releases of material in the Third Edition. This delivery will be through a download of the new release on the PCI fulfillment site and notification will be sent to the email address utilized when you initially registered on the PCI fulfillment site.
This 2nd Release will only be provided as an ePublication download.
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FEATURED LEARN AT LUNCH PRESENTATION
Precast Hollowcore Floors and Walls for Housing
In this program, participants will understand the basics of hollowcore plank flooring systems. Hollowcore is a
common method of building multi-family and student housing, condominiums, and many other building applications.
Fabrication and installation procedures will be discussed, along with proper detailing requirements.
Building envelope considerations for energy efficiency, including fire resistance and acoustical benefits, will
be reviewed. Several case studies will be presented. After viewing this program, participants will be able to
identify the hollowcore plank systems and explain the benefits of using hollowcore plank systems with owners and
Length: 1.0 Hour | Credits: AIA HSW 1.0 LU | PDH: 1.0
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