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PDF icon Acceptability of Appearance
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For the acceptability of color, finish, and texture, one person should have final authority.
as-11sp-9.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Acoustics
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Architectural acoustics is discussed in this series.
as-08wi-2.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Architectural Precasters' Design Assist Role
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Design Assist is the procurement method by which, prior to completion of design, a construction contract may be awarded on a best value basis pursuant to which a contractor/ subcontractor provides design assistance to the design team and ultimately the owner.
as-12su-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Avoidance of Mold
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How to avoid mold described in this article.
dn_mold.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Behavior of Architectural Precast Panels in Response to Drift
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The effects of an earthquake on architectural precast cladding.
DN_Drift.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Benefits and Advantages
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Key benefits of using architectural precast concrete panels are explained.
as-02sp-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Blast Considerations - Part 1
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee discusses items to consider in designing for blast resistance.
as-04wi-5.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Blast Considerations - Part 2
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Design considerations for blast resistance in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part on of a series.
as-04sp-8.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Blast Considerations - Part 3
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Design considerations for blast resistance in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part three of a series.
as-04su-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Blast Considerations - Part 4
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Design considerations for blast resistance in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part four of a series.
as-05wi-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Building Enclosure Commissioning
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Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is a holistic process developed with input from stakeholders in the real estate development, design, construction, and property management communities to supplement and strengthen the project delivery process and deliver higher performing buildings and structures.
DN-30_Building Enclosure_5-14.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Bullnoses
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of precast's moldability, repetition and use of bullnoses in the first in a series focusing on panel details.
as-98wi-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Clay Product-Faced Precast
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee highlights the advantages of working with clay product-faced precast panels.
as-00fa-12.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Clay Product-Faced Precast Concrete
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The use of clay product-faced precast concrete has evolved since the early 1960s into the designer’s choice for unlimited aesthetic options on all types of structures.
as-12sp-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Connections for Architectural Precast Concrete
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Connections are a significant design consideration that influences safety, performance, and economy of architectural precast concrete enclosure systems.
Connections for Architectural Precast Concrete_as_Win15-9.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Corners and Returns
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and architect Donald J. Benz of Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates cover design options for corners and returns.
as-99su-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Cornices
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PCI''s Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of cornices in the second in a series focusing on panel details.
as-98sp-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Design and Construction Responsibilities for Architectural Precast Concrete
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Design and construction with architectural precast concrete are simplified when all parties are working as cooperative partners.
as-13sp-11.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Design Economy - Part 1
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PCI's Architectural Precast ConcreteServices Committee offers insight on the architectural precast manufacturing process to help achieve design goals and control costs.
as-01su-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Design Economy - Part 2
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee offers insight on the architectural precast manufacturing process to help achieve design goals and control costs.
as-01fa-20.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Design Economy - Part 3
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee offers insight on the architectural precast manufacturing process to help achieve design goals and control costs.
as-02wi-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Design Factors Affecting Aesthetics of Architectural Precast Concrete
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Designers turn to precast concrete to meet owners’ demands for signature designs or to blend in with a community, and precasters respond.
as-13wi-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Designer’s Notebook
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Designer’s Notebook_as-12su-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Energy Conservation 64 page booklet
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Energy Conservation full series. Parts 1, 2 and 3.
as-06sp-8.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Energy Conservation and Condensation Control, Part 1
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Factors influencing the energy performance of the building envelope are discussed in part 1 of a series.
as-05sp-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Energy Conservation and Condensation Control, Part 2
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Thermal resistance (R-value) is discussed in part 2 of a series.
as-05su-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Energy Conservation, Part 3
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Factors influencing the energy performance of the building envelope are discussed in part three of a series.
as-06wi-9.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Envelope Tolerances for Architectural Precast
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Designers must recognize that manufacturing and erection tolerances apply to precast concrete just as they do to other building materials.
DN-24_Tolerance.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Envelope Tolerances for Architectural Precast
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Designers must recognize that manufacturing and erection tolerances apply to precast concrete just as they do to other building materials.
as-12wi-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Fire Resistance of Architectural Precast Concrete Envelopes
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In the interest of life safety and property protection, building codes require that resistance to fire be considered in the design of buildings
Designers-Notebook-Fire-Resistance-of-Architectural-Precast-Concrete-Envelopes_ASCENT_Summer2014.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Formliners and Lettering for Architectural Precast Concrete
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Concrete’s plasticity offers the opportunity for innovation and individual character in the surface textures, patterns, and shapes, which can be achieved by casting against the various types of formliners to enliven the façade surface and produce a dramatic, attention-getting aesthetic statement.
Designers Notebook-Formliners-Lettering_Ascent_Summer_15.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Getting Started Designing Architectural Precast Concrete
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Getting Started Designing Architectural Precast Concrete_as-09wi-8-1.pdf
 
 
PDF icon High Performance Precast Insulated Sandwich Wall Panels
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High performance buildings are designed to satisfy functional, human comfort, environmental and economic considerations.
as-11su-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Multiple Mixes/Textures
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and architect Eduardo Illanes of OZ Architecture cover definitions and applications of multiple mixes and textures.
as-99wi-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Radiused Precast Concrete
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of precast's moldability, repetition and use of bullnoses in the first in a series focusing on panel details.
as-01wi-8.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Reveals
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee outlines the potential of reveals in the fourth in a series focusing on panel details.
as-98su-5.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Sculptural Forms
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee explains the ease with which designers can add concrete sculptural forms to their projects.
as-01sp-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Specification Guidance - Part 1
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Key considerations in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained.
as-02su-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Specification Guidance - Part 2
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Key considerations in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part two of a series.
as-03wi-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Specification Guidance - Part 3
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Key considerations in specifying architectural precast concrete panels are explained in part three of a series.
as-03sp-5.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Specification Guidance - Part 4
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee shows items to consider in specifying stone veneer-faced precast panels in part four of a series.
as-03su-6.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Stone Veneer-Faced Precast Part 1
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee highlights how precast can achieve the same goals as stone facades.
as-00wi-5.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Stone Veneer-Faced Precast Part 2
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and architect Jim Rothwell of callison Architecture Inc. highlight how precast can achieve the same goals as stone facades.
as-00sp-7.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Successful Planning with Architectural Samples
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Successful Planning with Architectural Samples.
as-09fa-8.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Sustainable Design (Full Series)
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Sustainable design is discussed in this series.
as-07sp-8.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Sustainability Journal Article
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Martha VanGeem Journal Article "Achieving Sustainability with Precast Concrete" January - February 2006
PCI Journal Article J-F 2006.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Weathering
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A primary consideration in the architectural design of buildings should be weathering, that is, how the appearance changes as a result of exposure to atmospheric and environmental conditions.
as-13su-10.pdf
 
 
PDF icon Window Panels
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PCI's Architectural Precast Concrete Services Committee and John Hesseler and Jeff LaRue of HKS Inc. explore nuances of precast concrete window panels.
as-99sp-6.pdf