SURVEY OF PRECAST STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
Sabah Shawkat1, Chro Ali Hamaradha2, Richard Schlesinger3
1Assoc. Prof., PhD., Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, SLOVAKIA, email@example.com
2Dr., Koya University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, IRQ, firstname.lastname@example.org
3Dr., Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, SLOVAKIA, email@example.com
Architectural structural precast concrete components are being used on an increasing number of prestigious commercial buildings. Designers are becoming more aware of the high-quality finishes which are possible in prefabricated units, but changes have to be made in the way that the traditional precast concrete structures are conceived and designed.
Numerous proprietary and non-proprietary precast structural systems have been developed in the world in the last 30 years. This paper summarizes the essential elements of several precast structural systems suitable for office buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, parking garages, and multi-story residential and multi-story commercial structures.
Keywords: Precast concrete components, BSF-System, conventional system, Thomas System, IMS, system, Dycord system, etc.
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