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February 2, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm


13800 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191


Additional information regarding the event and the registration link can be found here

Registration Fee: AIA, Assoc. AIA, & DAC Members $15; Non-members $25; Student $0

Plant Tour with Arbon & Carosi and Diana Precast

Presented by: Nick Carosi IV

A BEC | DC Event


Nick Carosi will provide a technical presentation covering the precast design, detailing, and manufacturing process. The discussion will cover the technical opportunities and limitations in designing precast façades. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the plan and yard, covering how precast is manufactured, shipped, and erected on commercial projects.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this course, participants will have learned:

  • How raw materials such as cement, aggregates, pigments and admixtures are used to make concrete and produce different colors and textures.

  • How molds are built to create varying sizes and shapes of precast.

  • How plant quality control procedures and national standards are operationalized to ensure the highest quality product.

  • How various finishing techniques can refine and enhance the appearance and texture of concrete.


11:00AM - 2:00PM 


Nick Carosi IV

Nick Carosi is the president and owner of Arban & Carosi, Inc. located in Woodbridge, Virginia. A&C is a leading and prominent producer of architectural precast concrete (a prefabricated façade element which clads large buildings–mainly office, residential and healthcare buildings). For the past 100-years A&C has produced the finest architectural precast concrete in the Washington Metro area (including the International Monetary Fund HQ, Department of Transportation HQ, and MGM National Hotel – just to name a few) and their work can be seen across mid-Atlantic region and eastern parts of the country.

He graduated from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) with a double engineering major in Civil and Industrial Engineering. Currently, he is President and an active board member of the Architectural Precast Association (APA), and a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Precast Concrete Association(NPCA), American Builders & Contractor Association (ABC), Washington Building Congress (WBC), & American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Additional information regarding the event and the registration link can be found hereRegistration Fee: AIA, Assoc. AIA, & DAC Members $15; Non-members $25; Student $0

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