By John Straube, Principal And Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH
This manual is intended to assist building owners and maintenance staff in planning the maintenance of precast concrete cladding on buildings. Periodic maintenance will allow the precast system to perform as designed and extend the service life of the precast concrete enclosure. The recommendations and procedures included in this manual will also serve as a resource for architects, engineers, and service contractors involved in the periodic repair and renewal of precast concrete enclosure system components. The information provided on common failures and repair methodology should also allow the designers of new precast enclosures to avoid these pitfalls.
Note: This guide was prepared by RDH for the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and can be accessed from their website at www.cpci.ca/en/resources/technical_publications/.