The main aim of fib Commission 6: Prefabrication is to further the progress of precast structural concrete by promoting research and development internationally and transferring knowledge to practical design and construction. Since the 1950s, first under the FIP and then, after the CEB and FIP merged in 1998, under the fib, the commission has published many technical reports, guides to good practice and design recommendations on various precast concrete design and construction topics. One of these was the successful Planning and Design Handbook. Edited in 1994, it had a print run of about 45,000 copies and was also published in Spanish and German. Completely updated and widely expanded to include recent developments, the second edition has now been published.
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