The presentation explores the architectural  uses of precast and precast prestressed concrete within the Total Precast Concrete framework. The program takes a brief journey through design, manufacture, and erection of precast concrete. Along the way the audience is exposed to the individual components and architectural features that make up the systems of precast concrete design and erection.

After this educational program you will be able to:

  • Discuss precast concrete characteristics, advantages and benefits, typical construction methods, and construction applications
  • Understand precast architectural applications and uses
  • Review typical precast building components
  • Learn about the manufacturing processes that give precast concrete its consistent high-quality.
  • Gain insight on technical considerations including finishes, connections, construction, and erection.
  • Understand the precast manufacturer’s role in assisting the design team with its goals.
  • Access industry resources available to designers of precast structures.

About the Presenter:

Chris Lechner is Executive Director of Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association of Texas and has 33 years of construction industry experience. Starting his career with nursery stock growers then plumbers, Lechner moved into the concrete industry in 2000 with the Ohio Concrete Masonry Association until 2007 when he was recruited to lead the PCMA. Lechner enjoys public speaking and brings his experiences to his presentations. Lechner resides in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Tamara.