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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...

Project Profile: Beehive Bridge

By AECbytes BlogNovember 5, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. The “Beehive Bridge” is a 265-foot-long highway overpass in the city of New Britain, Connecticut, connecting the two parts of the city that are divided by a highway. Svigals + Partner created a de...

ARCHICAD 23

By AECbytes BlogOctober 24, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. This review explores the new features for improved modeling, coordination, productivity, and performance in ARCHICAD  23, including revamped Beam and Column tools that makes these elements faster ...

What is Hollowcore?

By Wells Concrete BlogOctober 23, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Here at Wells we receive many different questions about our hollowcore. Below you will find several of our most frequently asked questions. Take a look and see if you can learn something new! What...

Mapping with ArcGIS

By AECbytes BlogOctober 17, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Since the explosion of professional GIS products in the mid 90s, ArcGIS by Esri has seen a steady rise. The company began in the 1960s as a land use consulting firm and now enjoys the largest shar...

Creating Safe Structures

By Wells Concrete BlogOctober 9, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Dangerous and deadly storms are happening all too often.  As we clean up Mother Nature’s devastation, talk inevitably arises of how to best guard against future destruction.  There’s a simple answ...

Solibri’s New Product Family

By AECbytes BlogOctober 8, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. As the adoption of BIM continues to grow in the AEC industry, slowing but surely phasing out CAD, the importance of applications that can check BIM models for quality assurance and control also in...

Lessons Learned

By Wells Concrete BlogOctober 7, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. After recently completing the Whole 30 diet  – I have come to personally appreciate the difficulty of comprehending what is in the products that you buy and their effect on you.  Even when you are...

The Importance of Mock-up Panels

By Wells Concrete BlogSeptember 25, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Once the Pre-Sale/Contract Award samples (typically sized 12”x12”, although they can be larger to incorporate multiple finishes) are approved by the architect and/or owner, the process for the moc...

Experience Brings Assurance

By Wells Concrete BlogSeptember 20, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. This topic has been addressed before, but with the continuing disregard for adhering to specifications and quality assurances it needs to be presented again.  This brings up the question of why th...

Project Profile: Jewel Changi Airport

By AECbytes BlogSeptember 12, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Jewel Changi Airport is a new, 1.4 million-square-foot mixed-use hub and lifestyle destination at Singapore’s Changi Airport, one of the world’s busiest aviation facilities. The project opened thi...

Product Binder Online

By Wells Concrete BlogSeptember 11, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. I remember when I first started in the precast industry in 2004 at Wells Concrete (formerly Hanson) there was one busy task to keep up on:  delivering product binders to clients.  It was actually ...

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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