When designing a 21st century sports stadium, architects and engineers must create a multi-purpose facility that can meet a wide range of needs. To accomplish this, designers and contractors have turned to precast concrete building components for both architectural and structural applications. Precast concrete provides a consistent, durable solution that increases productivity for all phases of the construction process.
Round manholes are the most widely used maintenance utility structures to provide access to buried pipelines for inspection and cleanout.
The high water table at the site of the new Imagination Playground in New York City’s Historic South Street Sea port district is a valid test for the connection integrity and watertightness of the precast concrete box culvert combined sewer system.
When Marquette University started planning for the construction of Zilber Hall, the welcoming fac ility for prospective students and their parents, precast concrete inlaid with brick offered a structure with the right mix of traditional and contemporary appeal.
Experienced inspector and engineer explains why it is critical to understand grease interceptor standards and watertightness testing protocols.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lifts and transports heavy precast concrete shells for one-of-a-kind Ohio River lock and dam project with the largest gantry crane, catamaran barge and strandjacks in the world.
Innovations in precast concrete materials and impact resistance mean more design alternatives for urban security barriers.
Fly Ash - A Hazardous Material? By now, you have probably heard of the controversy brewing about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reclassification of fly ash, a coal combustion byproduct, that would make it a hazardous material. So, why does this matter and what are the facts?
A brief primer on geothermal systems for engineers and architects.
Evergreen precast retaining walls support vegetation to deliver strength and beauty.Evergreen precast retaining walls support vegetation to deliver strength and beauty.
Precast concrete contributes to the first LEED Gold certification of U.S. correctional facility.
Prevailing assumptions about slab design may not hold water.