Prestressed concrete has become a standard construction method for parking structures, primarily because of the capability for long clear spans at a competitive cost. Other important advantages include fast construction time, adaptability to a wide variety of architectural designs, and fire resistance. This research project includes: a questionnaire survey of precast, prestressed concrete producers and parking structure designers; a field survey of at least 35 structures representing a broad cross-section of size, construction type, and climatic exposure; a description of those aspects of precast concrete structures which perform well; and identification of problems and recommendations to help solve these problems.

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    • This project prepared by The Consulting Engineers Group Incorporated, 1701 E. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL, 60025.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

    209 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1986


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0937040320
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Project No. 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 1996 12:00AM