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1 GENERAL
1.1 SCOPE
1.2 DEFINITIONS
1.3 SYMBOLS
2 DESIGN
2.1 SCOPE
2.1.1 General
2.1.2 Standards and codes of practice
2.2 PLANNING
2.2.1 Standardisation
2.2.2 Buildability
2.2.3 Voids and buried conduits
2.2.4 Layout plan
2.2.5 Compatibility
2.2.6 Demolition
2.3 STABILITY
2.3.1 General
2.3.2 Displacement
2.3.3 Disproportionate collapse
2.4 DURABILITY
2.4.1 General
2.4.2 Shape of precast unit
2.4.3 Concrete cover
2.4.4 Protection and maintenance of joints and connections
2.4.4.1 General
2.4.5 Movement
2.4.6 Thermal gradient
2.4.7 Other effects
2.5 LOADINGS
2.5.1 General
2.5.2 Demoulding forces
Table 2.1 – Recommended equivalent load factors to account for demoulding
2.5.3 Handling and transportation
2.6 MATERIALS
2.6.1 General
2.6.2 Alkali-aggregate reaction
2.6.3 Chlorides in concrete
Table 2.3 – Limits of chloride content of concrete
2.7 DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
2.7.1 General
2.7.2 Handling stresses
2.7.3 Early lifting of precast element
2.7.4 Temporary stages/erection sequence
2.7.5 Lifting inserts
Table 2.4 – Recommended factors of safety for lifting inserts and bracing
2.7.6 Bracing design
2.7.7 Design for movement
2.7.8 Design of ties
Figure 2.3 – Continuity of ties: anchorage by enclosing links
Figure 2.4 – Continuity of ties: bars lapped within insitu concrete
2.7.9 Design of bearings
2.8.1 Structural connections
Table 2.7 – Values of tan αf for concrete connections
Figure 2.6 – Column base plate with base larger than column
Figure 2.8 – Beam to beam connection with moment continuity
Figure 2.10 – Column to column connection with beams framing into side
Figure 2.12 – Column splice using welded connection
Figure 2.14 – Column splice using grout filled tube
Figure 2.16 – Horizontal wall joints supporting floor slabs
Figure 2.18 – Elevation of vertical wall joints
2.8.2 Water tightness of joints
Figure 2.21 – Typical examples of gaskets in joints
Figure 2.22 (b) – Gasket junctions: Non-continuous gasket
Table 2.9 – Fillers for movement joints
Figure 2.23 – Single stage horizontal joint between precast wall panels
Figure 2.24 – Single stage vertical joint between precast wall panels
Figure 2.25 – Two-stage vertical joints
Figure 2.27 – Fixing of top of baffle in a two-stage horizontal joint
2.9 COMPOSITE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
2.9.1 General
Table 2.10 – Design ultimate horizontal shear stresses at interface
2.10 NON-STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS
3 CONSTRUCTION
3.1 PRODUCTION PLANNING
3.2 MOULDS
3.2.1 Materials
3.2.2 Tolerances
3.2.3 Mould orientation
3.2.4 Recesses, sleeves and boxouts
3.2.5 Mould release agents
3.3 CAST-IN CONNECTIONS
3.4 LIFTING INSERTS
3.4.1 General
3.4.2 Lifting position tolerances
Table 3.1 – Recommended tolerances for lifting devices
3.5 SURFACE FINISHES
3.5.1 Types of finishes
3.5.2 Production
3.5.3 Tiled finishes
3.6 PREFABRICATED METAL FRAMES
3.7 PRE-CONCRETING CHECK
3.8 CONCRETE PLACING
3.9 DEMOULDING AND LIFTING
Table 3.2 – Recommended minimum concrete strengths for lifting and handling
3.10 CURING
3.10.1 Normal curing
3.10.2 Steam curing
3.11 HANDLING
3.12 POST-CONCRETING CHECK
3.12.1 General
3.12.2 Production tolerances
3.12.3 Surface finish
3.13 LIFTING EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
3.14 FACTORY AND SITE STORAGE
3.15 TRANSPORTATION
3.15.1 Delivery
3.15.2 Loading and storage on transporters
3.16 ERECTION
3.16.1 Erection preparation
3.16.2 Erection safety
3.16.3 Erection sequence
3.16.4 Missing or damaged lifting inserts
3.16.5 Erection tolerances
3.16.6 Rigging
Figure 3.1 – Common rigging configurations
3.16.7 Temporary bracing and supporting structures
3.16.8 Levelling shims
3.16.9 Propping
4 QUALITY CONTROL
4.1 FACTORY
4.1.1 General
4.1.2 Testing standards
4.2 SITE
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Code of Practice for Precast Concrete Construction

Code of Practice for Precast Concrete Construction

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