Precast Provides Comfort and Protection for Multifamily Housing
Precast provides many benefits for multifamily housing projects from versatility in aesthetics, to excellent thermal performance which saves owners money and helps the environment. Precast also provides the best protection against severe storms, such as hurricanes and tornados, as well as passive fire protection, and security. Precast systems are also barrier or face-sealed systems, which means there are no cavities between walls for moisture to collect and mold to grow. Precast helps create a more comfortable, durable and safe living environment. Overall, precast concrete provides an excellent alternative to traditional stick-built, or cavity wall construction methods.
Precast is Versatile
Aesthetic Versatility – Precast allows homeowners and designers to create a wide range of aesthetic effects and colors, affordably incorporate historic elements, and integrate a diverse array of façade elements into a single precast panel.
Structural Versatility – Precast concrete is a structural system that enables designers to integrate structural and architectural reducing materials, detailing, costs, construction complexity and more.
Precast is Efficient
Accelerated Construction - Precast concrete is one of the fastest building systems available, essentially unaffected by bad weather, helping meet tight schedules. It is also manufactured offsite minimizing project site disturbance, while maximizing quality.
Thermally Efficient – Precast wall systems provide a continuous air barrier, vapor barrier, and can provide edge-to-edge, continuous insulation (meeting all code requirements) all in one system.
Reduce Life Cycle Costs – Precast does not rot, rust, degrade in the presence of sunlight or water, or require painting in most applications. Precast systems typically have fewer joints as compared to many other systems, resulting in fewer locations for air and water leaks. When combined with the energy savings, overall life-cycle costs are reduced.
Precast is Resilient
Multi-hazard Protection – Precast inherently provides protection from natural and man-made disasters. Precast does not combust and provides passive fire protection, as well resistance to earthquakes, storms, and external explosions.
Improved Indoor Environmental Quality – Precast does not contain VOCs, or provide a food source for mold. Furthermore its thermal mass helps to provide a more uniform temperature inside as structure improving occupant comfort.