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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: (847) 382-0630

Postponed and will reschedule at a later date. 

Our thoughts are with all who have been impacted by the coronavirus.  Stay safe and we will continue to be in touch. 

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, and 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. Also, we will 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
Michael A. Johnson, P.E. is the Executive Director of PCI of Illinois & Wisconsin, with more than fifteen years of experience working in the precast/prestressed concrete industry in Illinois. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the U of I, specializing in construction materials.  He also has a number of industry certifications including PCI Level III Quality Control & Assurance, IDOT Level III Portland Cement Concrete, IDOT 5-day Aggregate Technician, and he is an Illinois licensed professional engineer.

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Closed: 3/13/2020 7:00 AM

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