Latest Issue of the Hoffmann JOURNAL Delves into Precast Double-Tee Garages

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the firm’s technical newsletter, the JOURNAL. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the JOURNAL, which has been in print continuously since 1983.

Now in a new, reformatted digital edition, as well as our classic print layout, JOURNAL keeps building owners, managers, and AEC professionals informed about the design and rehabilitation topics that matter most.

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Lawrence E. Keenan, AIA, PE Joint Failures: The Undoing of Double-Tee Parking Garages

Simple and cost-effective, precast concrete double-tee garages are the most popular type of freestanding parking structure in the U.S. While they do offer quick assembly and factory-controlled concrete production, they have one significant weakness: miles of joints.

Spotlight Fatigue Stress

What happens when vehicles drive across joint after joint in a precast double-tee garage, hundreds of times a day? The stress of the repeated up-and-down movement takes a toll.

Earn AIA Continuing Education Credit

With our online exams, it’s easy to earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System Learning Units. Recent JOURNAL articles offer one unit of Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) AIA credit to those who successfully complete a short multiple-choice quiz.

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