Concrete façades

Design of precast structures beyond standards

Designing state-of-the-art precast architectural concrete façades frequently poses challenges to the engineer because pertinent ­literature and installation instructions provided by accessory suppliers often only deal with simple panelized structures.

This paper highlights the issues that should be clarified with the designer and the client as early as at the quotation stage, as far as reasonably possible. A structured catalog of questions not only speeds up the technical design process but also creates trust among architects and clients right from the beginning.

Sufficient time crucial to...

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