This Handbook is the first book on the market specifically devoted to all aspects of Australian precast concrete construction, including design, specification, manufacture and installation.

The Handbook reflects current industry best practice, featuring the latest innovative applications of precast concrete. These range from simple structural elements to industrial and skeletal frame buildings, to decoratively finished complex-shaped architectural façade panels and sophisticated bridge girders. It provides guidelines in the form of graphs, charts and worked examples to assist in the design of precast concrete structures in accordance with AS3600-2001.

The Handbook is intended for architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and students as well as those involved in the building, infrastructure and construction industry. Published by the National Precast Concrete Association Australia in conjunction with the Concrete Institute of Australia, the Handbook is available from Standards Australia.