High Performance Precast Bridges
More than half of the U.S. bridges are constructed from precast/prestressed concrete. High performance precast provides many benefits for all stakeholders from designers to users.
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.
Reduce Life Cycle Costs – 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.
Precast is Resilient
Long Service life - Precast concrete is a very durable material that can provide a service life of 100 years. Precast is manufactured in a controlled environment with a high-degree of quality control and low water-cementitious ratios. This results in high compressive strength concrete with low permeability and provides for long-term durability.
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.
Sustainable Construction – Precast is manufactured offsite reducing negative environmental effects. Precast often contains recycled materials, and can be recycled at the end f its useful service life.
Precast is Versatile
Aesthetic Versatility – Precast allows designers to create a wide range of aesthetic effects and colors, affordably incorporate details, and integrate a diverse array of façade elements in order to meet aesthetic needs.
Structural Versatility – Precast concrete is a structural system that can span along distances and vary in shapes as needed per project requirements.