Norfolk LL January

January 24, 2020

Artist’s Palette: The Aesthetic Versatility of Precast Concrete

Level 2 - Intermediate

Presenters: Gary Reed
Executive Director, PCI Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Program Number Authorized: LIVE16AVP100
The aesthetics of a structure are very important, as it is what most people identify with. High performance materials should provide aesthetic versatility in order to efficiently meet a structure’s architectural requirements. Precast concrete provides incredible aesthetic versatility from providing multiple colors and textures, to developing shapes, forms and very ornate details. Precast can also simulate or be veneered with natural materials providing all of their beauty, but with the added speed, durability, many other benefits of precast. This presentation will provide an overview of the many finishes available with precast concrete, along with methodologies for achieving them. We will also discuss combining multiple finishes into single panels, veneers and embedded materials, selection of mix designs, approaches to achieving colors, proper specification, and procedures to ensure expectations are aligned.

Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the finish options of precast concrete
2. Describe methods to achieve color, form and texture
3. Explain how clay products and natural stones can be veneered to precast concrete to speed construction and reduce costs
4. Discuss the latest innovations in aesthetics and finishes

Walk-ins Are Welcome, However - Pre-Registrations (Only) Receive A Box Lunch

Event Properties

Event Date 01-24-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 01-24-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-01-2019
Registered 4
Cut off date 01-23-2020 12:00 pm
VIA Design Architects
319 East Plume Street, Norfolk, VA
VIA Design Architects

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Member $8.00
Non-Member $12.00
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