Industry experts detail basic precautions in the production process of architectural precast products to help ensure high, consistent quality in the finished product. The problems discussed include: color variation, efflorescence, form liners and materials, and blotches and bugholes. Avoiding these problems include creating useful mock-ups, proper vibration, and storage tips. A beneficial sidebar details one producer's 24-step program to improve quality through better management, planning, and employee motivation.