For the 2nd Annual Precast Concrete Facades conference, this year the University of Southern California folded the precast presentations into the larger FACADE TECTONICS 14 conference in Los Angeles. This was a very successful strategy, as it allowed the precast speakers access to a larger audience.
Well over 400 architects attended this conference, and the precast presentations were full. They had a number of outstanding presentations, and hope to encourage PCI producer-members to provide even more presentations for the 2015 conference.
Douglas Noble and Karen Kensek coordinated the conference and gave special thanks to Clark Pacific, CoreSlab Structures, and Walters & Wolf for continued sponsorship. Doug Mooradian of PCI West put in many hours to encourage the precast participants and support the program.
LA LIVE MARRIOTT: A Case Study in Precast Building Envelopes Thomas Ketron, Director of Marketing, Clark-Pacific Michael Ryan, PE, LEED AP, Chief Estimator – Architectural Systems, Clark-Pacific
WATSON LAND COMPANY CORPORATE HQ: Performance, Sustainabilty and Innovation at its Best Jon Clausen, VP of Sales, Coreslab Structures (L.A.) Inc. Gwen Madrid, Project Consultant, Coreslab Structures (L.A.) Inc.
ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE: Shaping Today’s Designs Kelly Henry, Architectural Project Manager at Lafarge
POLISHED INSULATED CONCRETE PANELS: Basalt Macrofiber Reinforcing Alvin Ericson, Technical Consultant and Director, Basalt Products Group, LLC
PRECAST CONCRETE CLADDING: Experimental Testing for Building Facade Systems Kurt McMullin, Professor, San Jose State University Eugenia Tai, San Jose State University Tu-An Ma, San Jose State University
HIGH PERFORMANCE PRECAST CONCRETE: The Sustainability of Precast Concrete Doug Mooradian, AIA, PCI West