Precast protects life with a combination of strength, flexibility and resilience.
In a world impacted by climate change, buildings must be ready to face a changing environment, as well as stand up to severe storms, fire, earthquakes and other natural and human-caused events.
Precast is a very strong and resilient material that can keep occupants safe in almost any conditions. Its endurance to windborne debris makes precast a very common choice for community safe rooms in parts of the country where tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms are an ever-present threat. This video demonstrates the ability of precast wall systems to endure even the most powerful storms.
Concrete is also non-combustible, and therefore is naturally fire resistant. Using precast in your designs can allow for greater compartmentalization and protection against the threat of fire.
Precast designs can also be used to resist earthquake forces in seismic zones. With the use of flexible connections, precast can protect the integrity of structures and the lives of occupants when earthquakes strike.
When thinking about your next school, government facility or office project, consider the safety benefits precast can deliver.