Discover High Performance Precast

Precast concrete is a high performance material that integrates easily with other systems and inherently provides the versatility, efficiency, and resiliency needed to meet the multi-hazard requirements and long-term demands of high performance structures.

This video provides an overview of what high performance precast concrete is, and how it can help you reach your goals and optimize your next project.

 

High Performance Precast Concrete Overview from PCI on Vimeo.

High performance precast concrete inherently provides versatility, efficiency, and resiliency.

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Versatility

Precast concrete provides excellent versatility in aesthetics, structural design and use. Precast comes in almost any color, form and texture, and can also be veneered or embedded with natural materials. It can also be utilized as the primary structural system saving material, time, and money. Precast can also provide greater open spans by reducing the number of interior columns thereby increasing flexibility in the use of the floor space.

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Efficiency

Precast concrete provides efficiency in use of materials, construction, and operation. Precast concrete is the fastest building system available, and minimizes negative effects at the project site. Precast also provides a very thermally efficient and almost maintenance free envelope that helps reduce overall life-cycle costs.

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Resiliency

Precast inherently provides a high level of resiliency which protects against multiple hazards such as fire, severe storms, explosions, and even earthquakes. Precast also does not contain any VOCs or provide a food source for mold which helps maintain a healthy indoor environment. It is also a great sound insulator and can help maintain more uniform indoor temperatures thereby improving occupant comfort.