The National Precast Concrete Association’s Little Book of Concrete: A Guide to the 100 Advantages of Precast Concrete explores the benefits of precast
The National Precast Concrete Association‘s Little Book of Concrete: A Guide to the 100 Advantages of Precast Concrete explores the benefits of precast in presenting 100 reasons why it’s a superior building material. Published for architects, engineers, designers, contractors, insurers and environmentalists, the association notes, the illustrated overview is designed to instill a compelling case for precast. To that end, the 5.5-in. _ 6-in. guide features a matte finish and 124 pages of vivid photos and text.
A chapter entitled Amazing architecture and finishes highlights concrete’s aesthetic benefits, while Quality in production and construction emphasizes the reliability and structural advantages of a material produced to exacting specifications. The fifth chapter, Protecting people and the environment, underscores concrete’s sustainability with respect to both first-cost and long-term benefits.
NPCA’s bookstore offers The Little Book of Concrete at a cost of $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, with discounted prices available for bulk purchases. Orders can be placed online at www.precast.org or by contacting Denise Bradburn at 800/366-7731.