This Handbook is the first book on the market specifically devoted to all aspects of Australian precast concrete construction including design, specification, manufacture and installation. The Handbook reflects current industry best practice featuring the latest innovative applications of precast concrete; these range from simple structural elements to industrial and skeletal frame buildings, to decoratively finished complex-shaped architectural facade panels and sophisticated bridge girders. It provides guidelines in the form of graphs, charts and worked examples to assist in the design of precast concrete structures in accordance with AS 3600-2001. The Handbook is intended for architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and students as well as those involved in the building, infrastructure and construction industry. Published by the National Precast Concrete Association Australia in conjunction with the Concrete Institute of Australia. This CD product incorporates all the usual features associated with electronic distribution, including PDF download, search and zoom. Originally published in hard copy format as CIA Z48-2002.
1. History and application
2. Products and processes
3. Materials and material properties
5. Analysis and design of buildings
6. Design of elements
7. Connections and fixings
8. Design of joints
9. Thermal and acoustic properties
10. Architectural elements
11. Handling, transport and erection
12. Contract issues
Appendix A. General design information.