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People Profile: Kayleigh Houde

By AECbytes BlogJanuary 23, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. Kayleigh Houde, a computational engineer who spearheads the Computational Collective at BuroHappold, shares her experiences and insights on AEC technology in this Profile. “…there hopefully will c...

One Stop Shop

By Wells Concrete BlogJanuary 22, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. When you are looking for a partner to help design-build your next building, we are ready to assist you from concept to completion.  Our in-house process starts with a talented and tenured sales te...

Using BIM with the AEC community

By Wells Concrete BlogJanuary 15, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. In the last ten years, the Architect/Engineer/Contractor (AEC) community has begun to drastically change how it develops projects.  The tools that are available to them are many, but the one const...

BIM for FM at UCSF

By AECbytes BlogDecember 19, 2019

Credit: Original article published here.  A few months ago, the organization, IFMA (International Facility Management Association) presented a webinar on “Integrating BIM and FM: Status, Case Study and Opportunities” which included a cas...

Cast-In Electrical

By Wells Concrete BlogDecember 13, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Did you know Wells Concrete casts electrical boxes in our wall panels? With the help of our on-staff master electrician, drafting and project management departments, Wells coordinates with the gen...

Autodesk University 2019

By AECbytes BlogDecember 11, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. This article discusses the main AEC-specific technology updates that were shared at the recent Autodesk University, including: Integration of construction applications into a new Autodesk Connecte...

Live Long and Prosper

By Wells Concrete BlogDecember 5, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. A saying made famous by actor Leonard Nimoy in his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the Star Trek movies and TV series.  Unfortunately, all too often we experience (or we watch our loved one’s experience...

Did You Know?

By Wells Concrete BlogNovember 25, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. DID YOU KNOW: Reinforced concrete is the only building material that is highly resistant to both water and fire. The original use of concrete has been traced back to ancient Egypt. Now-a-days, con...

3D Printing

By Wells Concrete BlogNovember 13, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Wells Concrete has started to use 3D printing to help drive down forming costs, which in turn helps us offer the most cost-effective panel we can to the owner.  The 3D printing is sourced from an ...

Terracotta and Precast

By Wells Concrete BlogNovember 7, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. In recent years, there has been a renewed interested in using terracotta tiles to distinctively beautify exterior façades. Terracotta is a type of ceramic tile made from red and brown clays unique...

National Precast Concrete Association has represented manufacturers of plant-produced precast concrete products and the suppliers of products and services for the industry since 1965. They are dedicated to expanding the use of quality precast concrete and providing members with the programs and information required to operate a successful precast plant.
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AECbytes is a technology publication launched by Dr. Lachmi Khemlani in Nov 2003. AECbytes is focused on researching, analyzing, and reviewing technology products and services for the building industry. It publishes a variety of articles including newsletters covering conferences and shows, reviews of products, feature articles profiling case studies of firms and projects that showcase the use of technology, viewpoint articles featuring contributions from industry leaders, and tips and tricks authored by experts in individual AEC applications.
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Industry Resources

Tools and Resources

A collection of tools and resources for anyone in the precast/prestressed industry or in concrete-related construction - Engineers, erectors, purchasing managers, detailers, production managers, etc..
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PCMA – Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association of Texas
PCI – Precast/Prestressed Concrete Association
PCI Foundation
MAPA – Mid-Atlantic Precast Association
FPCA – Florida Prestressed Concrete Association
The Concrete Producer
Civil+Structural Engineer
BIM and Beam
Atlus Group
ASCC – American Society of Concrete Contractors
APA – Architectural Precast Association
ACI – American Concrete Institute