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The Basics on Rigid Insulation

By Wells Concrete BlogMarch 20, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Over the years, you tend to get inquiries on what is bead board, what is Styrofoam, what is the blue stuff, what is the white stuff, is it XPS or EPS? How are they different? A few of the importan...

SEE Program Update

By Wells Concrete BlogMarch 7, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. In late 2017 Wells rolled out a Safety “best practice” that was originally pioneered by Clark Pacific, a California based precast company that had become an industry leader in worker safety. The W...

AI in AEC: An Introduction

By AECbytes BlogFebruary 28, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. If there is one technology trend that stands out for generating the most “buzz” these days, it has to be AI (artificial intelligence). Hardly a day goes by when I don’t read about some interesting...

Precast for Owners

By Wells Concrete BlogFebruary 28, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. In any format, the advantages of precast benefit every member of the construction team, but especially the owner, whose goals are always paramount. Speed to market is one of the largest benefits t...

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 ...

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