Detailing Precast

When:  Oct 12, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minneapolis-St. Paul

We will first meet at The Meeting Point for the presentation, which will be followed by a tour of the facility.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Meeting Point
14537 Dodd Blvd
Rosemount, MN 55068

Following the Presentation at The Meeting Point
Wells Concrete (for tour after The Meeting Point)
1333 158th St W
Rosemount, MN 55068

Wells Tour:

  • Please bring safety equipment as this is an active plant:
    • Helmet
    • Close-Toed Shoes
    • Safety Glasses

Please note- AIA credits can be earned both for the presentation (1, pending approval) and the tour (1), for 2 total for attendees!

Presented by Chris Bubser, AIA, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Technical Architect

Architectural precast concrete wall panels are widely used because they are economical and can be erected quickly while offering design flexibility through countless finish options. An often overlooked advantage of precast construction is the ability to achieve high levels of thermal performance, weather- and air-tightness. As with other construction types, adding architectural interest with design elements such as canopies, glazed projections, and overhangs also presents detailing challenges. This presentation will focus on economically addressing these challenging conditions to complete the high-performance building envelope.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the variety of ways architectural precast panels can contribute to achieving a high-performance building envelope
  • Identify interfaces where detailing challenges commonly occur when working with precast and review details that respond to these conditions
  • Understand how using precast concrete as a structural material versus a veneer system affects enclosure system design


Chris Bubser has had the good fortune to work on a wide variety of commercial and residential building types around the midwest as a Builder, Architect, Virtual Design and Construction Coordinator, and Quality Manager. He has worked with precast concrete in a variety of applications on numerous buildings since 2007, and is known locally for facilitating robust enclosure coordination processes on several high-profile projects where he guided the team toward simplifying and improving the performance of challenging details. Chris uses this experience in his current role as Senior Technical Architect with LHB’s K12 Education Studio, where he oversees document quality and detailing. Chris is also Past-Chair of the Building Enclosure Council of Minnesota.

This presentation will be an In-Person Event along with a Virtual Meeting for those who cannot attend in person. Virtual Meeting details will be sent out with meeting registration via separate email from Zoom.

Tuesday October 12, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

In-Person and Virtual/Online Meeting


The Meeting Point
14537 Dodd Blvd
Rosemount, MN 55068

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member FREE
Non-member $45.00