Event Calendar

Thursday, March 19, 2020

L+L Chicago "Artist's Palette: The Aesthetic Versatility of Precast Concrete"

Start Date: 3/19/2020 11:30 AM CDT
End Date: 3/19/2020 1:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Kimball Office

325 N. Wells Ste. 100
Chicago, IL  United States  60654

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: 8473820630

Lunch and Learn Chicago "Artist's Palette: The Aesthetic Versatility of Precast Concrete"

1 hour to better understand Precast concrete! 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.

Cost: $20 Members / $35 Non-Members includes lunch
Approved by ALA and AIA for 1.0 HSW/CEU
Presented by Michael Johnson, Executive Director, PCI-IW