Task Group 6.8 of the fib Commission 6 on Prefabrication recently published a State-of-the-art report about the treatment of imperfections in structural precast concrete (fib Bulletin No. 41). Since this is a very important topic for the precast industry, CPI will publish excerpts of this report in a series of 6 publications. In CPI issue 4-2008 the treatment of imperfections of hollow core slabs were already discussed, followed by issue 5-2008, reporting about the treatment of imperfections for precast beams. Issue 6-2008 was dealing with the treatment of imperfections of precast columns, and in this issue of CPI, the treatment of imperfections of precast panels will follow. The complete report, published in English, is available at the fib in Lausanne.
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International federation for structural concrete
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