CONQUAS 21 Enhancement Series
Good Industry Practices
Guide Book

Precast Concrete Elements



This Good Industry Practices Precast Concrete Elements is part of the CONQUAS Enhancement Series on Good Industry Practices. With the increased use of precast concrete elements as part of building construction, it becomes important to consider the quality aspects of these elements. This guide provides simple and practical tips to users on how precast concrete elements can be fabricated and installed, to enhance the overall workmanship quality of the building works. Common defects associated with precast concrete elements, their causes and preventive measures are also highlighted. Charts, photographs, graphical representations and tables are used extensively in the guide, to provide easy reference and better illustration of the practices.

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION
2. DESIGN
3. FABRICATION PROCESS
4. DELIVERY, HANDLING AND STORAGE
5. INSTALLATION
6. QUALITY INSPECTION
7. COMMON DEFECTS

APPENDIX A - SAMPLE OF INSPECTION AND TEST PLAN

APPENDIX B - SAMPLE CHECKLIST FOR FABRICATION OF PRECAST CONCRETE ELEMENTS

REFERENCES

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