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Collaborating to Develop

By Wells Concrete BlogMarch 25, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. In recent years Wells Concrete has developed and tested items outside typical precast.  This has been driven by our own desire to go beyond just providing precast to providing building solutions. ...

Firm Profile: SGA

By AECbytes BlogMarch 18, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. SGA, an architecture and planning firm recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative firms in the world for the use of BIM in its Virtual Design and Construction approach,...

Thermal mass and Energy Savings

By Wells Concrete BlogMarch 18, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. Thermal mass is the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy (Thermal Sponge). A lot of heat energy is required to change the temperature of high density materials like concrete, whic...

Bear vs Bull Market

By Wells Concrete BlogMarch 13, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. Since the first of the year the DOW is down approx. 15%.  Almost every day in the investing world, you will hear the terms “bull” and “bear” used to describe market conditions.  The direction of t...

Rhino Inside Revit

By AECbytes BlogMarch 12, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. I recently attended an event hosted by the San Francisco Computational Design Institute (SFSDI) in which I learnt about a new initiative by McNeel & Associates, developers of Rhino, to bring the p...

Total Precast Office

By Wells Concrete BlogFebruary 12, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. A total Precast solution provides a great alternative to the  standard steel office building designs we see.  In this blog I am going to cover some of the basics when considering a Precast office ...

Where we are now

By Wells Concrete BlogFebruary 7, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. With the new decade starting, I thought now would be a good time to look back at the last few years to see what markets Wells Concrete has been excelling in and where we are headed in the future. ...

AEC Technology: Hits and Misses

By AECbytes BlogJanuary 30, 2020

Credit: Original article published here. The start of a new decade is a good time to take stock of where we are and where we have been. I have been in the AEC technology industry for over 15 years, in the course of which I have had the o...

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