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General

1. What is a high performance (HP) precast concrete wall panel?

 

2. Can HP precast concrete wall panels be load bearing?

 

3. What is the difference between tilt-up wall panels and HP precast concrete wall panels?

 

4. What types of applications are suitable for HP precast concrete wall panels?

 

5. What is the quality standard for precast concrete wall panels?

 
Energy/Insulation

6. How do you connect the outside concrete wythe to the inside concrete wythe?

 

7. Does the connection between the wythes cause a thermal bridge?

 

8. What types of insulation are used in HP precast concrete insulated wall panels?

 

9. What R-values are achievable with HP precast concrete walls?

 

10. What is Heat Capacity (HC)?

 

11. What is thermal mass?

 

12. What is the effective whole wall R-value of an HP precast concrete insulated sandwich wall panel?

 

13. What kind of vapor retarder is needed when using precast concrete wall systems?

 

14. Can precast concrete be considered an air barrier?

 
Layout Considerations

15. What are the typical sizes of precast concrete wall panels?

 

16. How should precast concrete wall panels be laid out?

 

17. Are HP precast concrete wall panels laid out horizontally or vertically?

 

18. What size is the joint between the panels?

 

19. What are the typical connections and how are they done?

 

20. What is a panel-to-panel connection?

 
Architectural Finishes

21. What types of finishes are available?

 

22. Can brick or stone be used in high performance (HP) precast concrete wall panels?

 

23. What is thin brick? Can it pop out? What is holding the thin brick to the panel?

 

24. Can moisture penetrate the joints?

 

25. Can the inside of a HP precast concrete wall panel be used as a finish surface?

 

26. How many samples/mock ups should be approved to set the color and texture range?

 
Construction Considerations

27. What are the transportation limits of high performance (HP) precast concrete walls?

 

28. How many panels can be installed in a day?

 

29. Can panels be installed during winter?

 
QC/QA Requirements

30. Who manufactures high performance (HP) precast concrete wall panels in my geographic area?

 

31. Who installs HP precast concrete wall panels?

 

32. What is the fire rating on the HP precast concrete wall panels?

 

33. Can electrical conduits and boxes be cast into precast concrete wall panels?

 

34. Can HP precast concrete wall panels be designed for blast resistance requirements?

 
Design Responsibility

35. What is the design responsibility of the precaster?

 

36. What is the design responsibility of the architect?

 

37. What is the design responsibility of the engineer of record (EOR)?