Precast concrete panels in an almost unlimited choice of materials and patterns are offering new flexibility to architects and economy to building owners. Brick, block, stone, tile and almost any other material can be used. The panels can be used as veneer panels or as loadbearing walls, thus saving construction costs. Panels are cast horizontally on large, steel topped, casting tables. Steel forms are clamped in place on the table. The forms are designed so that they quickly and easily lock together. Normal panel height is 10 feet, although panels up to 20 feet can be made with the forms as furnished. Panel widths up to 12 feet are standard. A variety of easily adjustable adapters is also available so that any size panel, within the overall size limitations, can be cast. After the form is set up on the casting table, tapered steel tubes are inserted in the forms on 12 inch centers to from the panel cores. Low slump concrete is then placed in the form and vibrated to form a dense mass. After screeding, a special proprietary formula is applied and worked into the upper surface. If brickwork is to be applied to the panel, a jig is put on top of the fresh concrete. This jig, which is easily adjustable to from any brickwork pattern, guides placement of brick. The brick, generally thin slabs, are embedded in the still plastic concrete by hand. Forms may be stripped for reuse soon after the panel is cast. The panel itself is removed from the casting table as soon as a specific strength has been reached. Since brick, stone, and tile are placed on the upper surface of the panel, the operator can always see what he is doing. The facing materials need no cleaning after they are placed in the panel.