Precast concrete is a form of concrete that is prepared, cast and cured off-site. This is usually in a controlled factory environment. Precast concrete elements can be joined with other elements to form a complete structure of the building. These elements range from basic structural elements such as wall panels, beams, columns, floor slabs, staircases to special items such as architectural elements, pipes, drains, tunnels and more.
Industrial manufacture of goods ensures manufacturing in a controlled environment, with higher throughput, superior quality control and unrivalled efficiency. Precast concrete is no different when manufactured industrially like any other product. Hence, industrial manufacture of buildings using precast concrete technology is the best solution to offer high quality, on time and affordable construction to the market.
The raw materials needed for precast concrete manufacture are readily available and the existing labour work force can be easily trained and upgraded to work in a precast production facility. The overall labour for a precast building, including precast manufacturing and installation, costs a fraction of what it would for traditional construction.
The precast elements are delivered just in time to the construction sites avoiding stockpiling of raw materials and wastages. Cleaner sites and lesser manpower in precast construction eliminates several industry hazards fostering a way safer work environment at the site.
Absolutely any kind of buildings can be done in modern precast concrete methodologies. Architects have total freedom of design in creating buildings of all types from low cost mass housing, high rise commercial buildings, residential complexes to single luxury villas, hospitals, hotels or industrial buildings.
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Is precast concrete durable?
Concrete lasts for decades. Egyptian and Romans used an ancient form of concrete for buildings and structures that still exist today. Concrete is used where the structural stability has to be maintained for long periods. Effective design detailing helps to lengthen the life of a concrete building; precast manufacturers can offer guidance on designing for durability. Current standards lay out service periods for buildings of up to 75 or more years. Precast concrete sustains this duration easily.
How safe is precast concrete against fire?
The components of concrete – cement (limestone, clay and gypsum) and aggregate materials – are chemically inert and therefore virtually non-combustible. It's also incredibly resistant to fire, which makes it a safe bet for any kind of construction. Concrete does not emit any toxic fumes when exposed to fire. Not only is the structural stability maintained for longer periods, but concrete construction prevents the spread of the fire from one building to another.
How much investment do I need for a precast plant?
This depends totally on your local conditions, project plans and investment outlook. We at PreConPro are happy to discuss in detail and to guide you through the complete process to help you achieve success in your investment vision. Please contact us to know more.