Updated: Jul 19, 2020
Throughout its long history, Georgia Tech has focused on preparing students to use innovative skills and strong work ethic to solve real-world problems and improve the lives of people around the globe. For the precast studio at the school, the focus is the same. Students use the most up-to-date technology in concert with tried and true techniques of precast concrete design to explore and learn about the material and technology that can be used with it. The studio takes two semesters to complete, first by completing a workshop during the fall semester, which is a more theoretical approach to precast design, and then moving on to a more hands-on approach in the digital fabrication lab during the second semester. The lab is a 15,000 square foot facility with a full complement of robots, routers, water jets, and other fabrication equipment.
Professor Tristan Al-Haddad gave an update on the 2019-2020 program during a Georgia/Carolinas PCI Professors Seminar last month.