Design and Construction Solutions Using Hollow Core Concrete
Speaker Chris J Lechner
At this month’s meeting we will hear about hollow-core products and how to design and build utilizing hollow-core floors and walls. Attendees will also learn about the inherent fire resistance of hollow-core, which is a major life-safety consideration.
After this program, participants will be able to: Identify the different precast, prestressed hollow-core concrete systems; explain the benefits of using precast, prestressed hollow-core concrete; discuss the benefits of using hollow-core concrete with clients and other design team members.
Topics that will be covered include:
1. Fabrication techniques, erection procedures and transportation considerations for precast hollowcore plank and wall panels.
2. Design and detailing for precast products including connections and economical layout considerations.
3. High Performance Building principles using precast concrete systems.
4. How to integrate the precast structural system with other building systems.
About the Speaker:
Chris J. Lechner is a 1989 graduate of University of Illinois Springfield and for the last 28 years has successfully managed construction trade associations. In 2000, Lechner accepted a position with the Ohio Concrete Masonry Association that began his interest in plant manufactured concrete. In 2007, Lechner joined PCMA of Texas to direct the protection and promotion efforts of the precast concrete industry in Texas. In addition to PCMA, Lechner is also a Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute Regional Director serving Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Chris lives in New Braunfels, Texas and spends his spare time golfing, playing hockey, and enjoying live music.