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Penn student work was exhibited at the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) annual conference and Precast show in Columbus, OH, February 21 through February 25, 2023.
All of the work was produced in Richard Garber's fall seminar, Matter Making & Testing: Designing with Next Generation Precast Concrete, in which they worked with their industry partner, Northeast Precast (NEP) in Vineland, NJ to design, develop, fabricate and pour precast concrete panels using UHPC-ultra high-performance concrete. Each student group was given one 1/8" 5x10 piece of sheet steel, which was processed on a CNC plasma cutter at NEP for the formwork of the panels. Students produced all digital content and fabrication tickets, and milled foam and used 3D printed parts in their formwork to create the panels on their boards. Each student group worked with a project manager assigned by Northeast Precast. The TA for this seminar is Drew Busmire.
Group 2 is composed of students in Weitzman's MSD-RAS program.
The boards were organized for the exhibition by Lixue Cheng, a third year MArch candidate who participated in the fall seminar.