Event Title

Is Precast Concrete a Cost-Effective Way to Build?

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Construction Management

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Mohamed Diab

Mentor's Email Address

mohamed.diab@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

There is the perception among those involved in the construction of new buildings that precast concrete comes at too high of a premium to use. The purpose of this project is to see if the thermal properties of precast concrete allow for the owner of the structure to recoup the initial premium associated with the construction of precast concrete buildings. Case studies were analyzed to see how the insulating factors compare to those of traditional building methods, and how that contributes to reduced heating and cooling costs. The results of this project are intended to show whether or not the utility cost differences in precast concrete buildings make it cost-effective to build with precast concrete over traditional building methods.

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Apr 20th, 10:00 AM Apr 20th, 11:30 AM

Is Precast Concrete a Cost-Effective Way to Build?

CSU Ballroom

There is the perception among those involved in the construction of new buildings that precast concrete comes at too high of a premium to use. The purpose of this project is to see if the thermal properties of precast concrete allow for the owner of the structure to recoup the initial premium associated with the construction of precast concrete buildings. Case studies were analyzed to see how the insulating factors compare to those of traditional building methods, and how that contributes to reduced heating and cooling costs. The results of this project are intended to show whether or not the utility cost differences in precast concrete buildings make it cost-effective to build with precast concrete over traditional building methods.

Recommended Citation

Nelson, Dylan. "Is Precast Concrete a Cost-Effective Way to Build?." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_A/45