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Civic centers are at the crest of their popularity, with many new centers and expansions being built in the last five years. Precasters should market their products heavily to architects designing civic centers. Precast can meet the specialized needs of nonspecialized buildings that host concerts, wrestling matches, conventions, basketball games, trade shows, graduations, and tractor pulls. Precast is often used in civic centers because it stands up well against the weather and it can be molded and shaped to design.