Resources to aid architects, engineers, and other stakeholders in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining precast concrete structures.
Seventh Edition PCI Design Handbook - Eigth Edition soon to be released
Design Handbook Errata postings
High Performance Insulated Sandwich Wall panel SOA
(State of the Art)
Precast concrete provides an efficient, versatile and resilient building enclosure system. Precast walls systems, are barrier, or face-sealed systems. Unlike rainscreen systems, precast concrete does not require a cavity where moisture collects and other problems can occur. The resources at this link will help you better understand and design precast building enclosure systems.
Design Resources available from the Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute
- Architectural Resources
- Building Engineering Resources
- Transportation Engineering Resources
- About Precast
- Guides And Manuals
Color and Texture Guide
Finishes - Colors, Forms, and Textures
Research and Development
Environmental Product Declarations
Guide Specification for Architectural Precast Concrete - 266.0 KB DOC FILE
This document provides a basis for specifying in-plant fabrication, including product design not shown on contract documents, and field erection of architectural precast concrete.
Guide Specificiation for Structural Precast
Concrete and Structural Precast Concrete
with Commercial Architectural Finish - 304.0 KB DOC FILE
This document is intended to be used as a basis for the development of an office master specification or in the preparation of specifications for a particular project.
Recommended Practice for design and construction
Parking Maintenance Guide
Lighting in Parking Structures White Paper
Joint Detailing Best Practices White Paper