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IDEA Architecture 19

By AECbytes BlogFebruary 15, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. This review explores the new release of 4M’s IDEA, a BIM application for architectural design that is part of 4M’s multi-disciplinary BIM suite which also includes applications for building servic...

Shiny new objects

By Wells Concrete BlogJanuary 3, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. As an architect, I am always interested in new finishes that can help add depth, texture and color to a structure.  The wide variety of exterior finish products that are in today’s marketplace is ...

Year End AEC Tech Tidbits, 2018

By AECbytes BlogDecember 20, 2018

Credit: Original article published here. Rather than a year-end review of trends or predictions for 2019 as is common for technology publications at this time of the year, this article is a collection of some interesting news tidbits in ...

A Blog About Blogs

By Wells Concrete BlogDecember 20, 2018

Credit: Original article published here. Tis the season to take a break and reflect back on Wells Concrete Blogs of 2018.  Wells published close to 30 blogs during the past year discussing the attributes, advantages and future of precast...

Allplan 2019

By AECbytes BlogNovember 27, 2018

Credit: Original article published here. This review explores the new features and enhancements in the 2019 version of Allplan, including a new Planes palette which makes it easier to set up and manage the building structure of the proje...

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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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