High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities

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High Performance & Resilient Precast Educational Facilities

April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*1 HSW*

HOSTED BY:  The Regional Chapters of PCI 

SPONSORED BY:  Georgia/Carolinas PCI

PRESENTED BY:  Peter Finsen, FPCI, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director & CEO of Georgia/Carolinas PCI

The evolving construction industry, recent code changes, increasing sustainability requirements and challenging economy are just some of the factors increasing demand for safe, healthy, high performance educational facilities. Today’s schools are more than just buildings; they are interactive learning environments. They are gathering places. They are safe havens for the community. This presentation will discuss recommendations on how to design and build high performance, sustainable and resilient schools, with reduced life-cycle costs. The benefits of prefabrication and off-site construction will be identified in the context of precast/prestressed concrete architectural and structural building solutions. And case studies will highlight high performance attributes –  including optimization of numerous versatile, efficient and resilient building applications.

Learning Objectives:
1.  Define high performance structures and identify key attributes and benefits of high performance and sustainable learning environments educational facilities.
2.  Explain basic approaches to high performance and resilient school design using precast concrete.
3.  Promote the concept of functional resilience and its importance in educational facilities.
4.  Learn how prefabricated, integrated architectural and structural precast concrete design solutions contribute to life safety features including: fire safety, storm resistance, acoustics and indoor air quality.
5.  Share how off-site construction and prefabricated manufacturing with natural, low-embodied energy materials contribute to life cycle design, accelerate construction, reduce site disturbance and waste, reduce transportation of materials and provide easier coordination of trades.
6.  Describe concepts to control cost and quality, reduce maintenance, and meet sustainable design goals. 


April 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Georgia/Carolinas PCI
(678) 402-7727