Precast Concrete vs. Steel Framing vs. Wood Framing

Steel, wood and concrete frame structures are three of the most common construction materials in the world. Each has its…

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How and When Does Efflorescence Form

When reviewing the production and finishing of architectural precast concrete, the multi-step operation of panel finishing is subjected to influences…

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Warping Double Tees for Drainage

Important to the performance of parking garages is the need for drainage of surface water from rain and snow on…

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The Consideration of Weep Holes in NiCore™ Plank

Concrete is a porous material that absorbs water and as a result, a floor or roof comprised of hollow-core planks…

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Collateral Dead Loads for Hotels, Apartments, and Dormitories

When designing NiCore™ Planks by Nitterhouse Concrete Products, Inc. (NCP) for a multitude of structures such as hotels, apartments, and…

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Column Encroachment in Parking Spaces

A commonly encountered occurrence in parking structures is column encroachment in parking spaces. While this is perceived as problematic, or…

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Nicore™ & Double Tee Fire Resistance

Double Tee Flange – Fire Resistance High-performance, precast, prestressed double tees have been the go-to structural floor framing in parking…

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Extended Double Tee Stem Daps

It is no surprise that the double tee is the workhorse of precast, prestressed concrete parking structures, and one of…

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NiCore™ Plank – Camber & Topping Thickness

It is common for precast, prestressed hollow-core slabs to exhibit camber (i.e.: upward deflection), and NiCore™ Planks from Nitterhouse Concrete…

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11 Ways Precast Concrete Structures Save Money

Precast concrete benefits the bottom line of any project that involves construction with concrete. You can use it for roofs,…

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