Report measures structural precast versus C-I-P concrete, steel

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff Structural building components lead annual precast shipments and are on pace to exhibit nearly 6 percent annual growth over the next five years, according to “Precast Concrete Products,” a new analysis from market researcher Freedonia Group. When specified for slabs, columns, foundations, or full building systems, precast concrete reduces costs in certain construction conditions…

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ACI, PCI team to develop a structural precast companion to 318

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

An expanded American Concrete Institute and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute partnership has spawned the joint ACI-PCI Committee 319, Precast Structural Concrete Code, tasked with developing and maintaining code requirements unique to plant-fabricated elements or members common among PCI members. 

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New ACI committee to pursue precast structural code

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI Committee 319, Precast Structural Concrete Code will host its inaugural meeting October 19 during the American Concrete Institute Fall Convention in Cincinnati. As committee chair, University of Minnesota, Duluth Professor of Civil Engineering Andrea Schokker will steer development of building code requirements that address the unique aspects of precast and prestressed concrete.

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Gate Precast sites structural product companion to Texas architectural plant

Source: Gate Precast Co., Jacksonville, Fla.  

Gate Precast broke ground earlier this month on a new, fully enclosed structural concrete plant near its existing Hillsboro, Texas, architectural precast operations. The company expects the new facility to satisfy growing U.S. demand for prefabricated precast structures.

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PRODUCERS February 2014

West-Sacramento-based Clark Pacific, one of the West Coast’s leading architectural and structural precast concrete producers, received the Associated General Contractors of America Construction Safety and Excellence Award. AGC grants the awards each year to recognize construction companies committed to safety, risk control, and occupational health management. Judges consider a broad range of criteria, including evidence of commitment to safe practices in management, active employee participation, work site hazard identification, safety program innovation, and more.

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