Information Technologies for Precast/Prestressed Concrete

photoThis project, funded by the Precast Concrete Software Consortium (PCSC), and led by Prof. Chuck Eastman at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, has two primary tasks: development of a fully parametric 3D modeling software platform for the North American Precast/Prestressed Concrete industry, and development of a Precast Product Data Model for exchange of engineering information in the industry.


In the press:

Architecture Week, December 2003

LasierinLetter, July 2002



Precast Concrete Software Consortium

GT-PPM Process for Product Modeling Tool


Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., and Lee, G., (2003) ‘Process Improvements in Precast Concrete Construction Using Top-Down Parametric 3-D Computer-Modeling’, Journal of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Vol. 48 No. 3 pp. 46-55.

Eastman, C.M., Sacks, R., and Lee, G., (2003), ‘Development and Implementation of Advanced IT in the North American Precast Concrete Industry’, ITCON – Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 8, pp. 247-262.

Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., and Lee, G., (2004) ‘Process Model Perspectives On Management and Engineering Procedures in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Industry’, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 130 No. 2 pp. 206-215.

Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., and Lee, G., (2004), ‘Parametric 3D Modeling in Building Construction with Examples from Precast Concrete’, Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science B.V., Vol. 13 No. 3 pp. 291-312.

Sacks, R., (2004), ‘Evaluation of the economic impact of computer-integration in precast concrete construction’,ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 18 No. 4. pp. 301-312.

Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., Lee, G. and Orndorff, D. (2005). ‘A Target Benchmark of the Impact of Three-Dimensional Parametric Modeling in Precast Construction’, Journal of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Vol. 50 No. 4 pp. 126-139.