Provides detailed design procedures and reference material on what is now widely regarded as an economic, structurally sound and versatile form of construction for multi-storey buildings.
Kim Elliott, BTech, PhD, CEng, MICE, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering at Nottingham University, and was formerly employed at Trent Concrete Ltd where he was engaged in precast design, manufacture and construction.
Since 1987 Dr Elliott has researched on precast structures, and has published more than 50 papers on this work. He co-authored the BCA publication Precast Concrete Framed Buildings. He has presented seminars on precast construction in 12 countries, including Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe, and the UK. Dr Elliott is a member of FIB commission on Prefabrication, and Chairman of COST C1 Action on Concrete Structures.
Precast concepts, history and design philosophy; Procurement and documentation; Architectural and framing considerations; Design of skeletal structures; Design of precast floors used in precast frames; Composite construction; Design of connections and joints; Designing for horizontal loading; Structural integrity and the design for accidental loading; Site practice and temporary stability