Event Title

Precast Concrete vs. Traditional Building Methods


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


Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology


What I will be researching is the advantages and disadvantages for using precast concrete vs traditional methods in homes, commercial buildings, and apartments. For example concrete homes are extremely sound and durable unlike wood built ones. A total precast home is extremely mold and mildew resistant also. Total precast homes have no beams and columns in the basement which provides long clear spans for a very flexible design. Precast concrete homes also have a very high fire rating and provide a great storm shelter because of their strength but compared to a traditional built home the cost to build a precast home is way higher

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

Precast Concrete vs. Traditional Building Methods

CSU Ballroom

Recommended Citation

Nickel, Peter. "Precast Concrete vs. Traditional Building Methods." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.