With a long-life cycle and inherent resiliency, precast concrete ensures that owners have a structure that withstands hurricanes, storms, and blasts and will serve the community for generations.
Precast concrete's low maintenance decreases the lifetime cost of maintaining the structure. The construction speed of precast structures equates to early occupancy for the new tenants.
Through various textures, formliners, and colors, precast concrete allows designers to create a building that provides architecturally pleasing designs to owners and residents. Precast allows for long spans that maximize daylight and create enormous flexibility so that buildings can be reconfigured and used for changing purposes throughout their lifetimes. Precast insulated wall panels meet passive house requirements for the building envelope. The thermal mass effect of the concrete can significantly reduce the energy consumed to heat and cool buildings.
Precast concrete demonstrates that it can be part of the Stronger Buildings initiative and will make people, property, and infrastructure more resilient to natural and manmade events.
Precast provides a fast, cost-effective, competitive solution and is not as susceptible to supply chain issues. Prices remain more stable over time compared to other building materials.
Precast components can be integrated with other building materials such as windows, insulation, and electrical in the precast plant, thereby reducing the labor and equipment required on site. Once the components are completed, they are transported to the job site and quickly installed in any weather condition, reducing construction schedules.
Precast is an inherent material that does not emit VOCs or provide a surface for mold to grow. Precast concrete provides residents a safe environment by withstanding natural and manmade disasters and disturbances. Precast is naturally fire-resistant and offers greater protection against fire threats, protecting lives and property.
The use of precast hollowware for ceilings and floors provides excellent sound reduction attributes, giving residents a quiet space.
The thermal mass effect in precast absorbs thermal mass-energy and slowly releases it, which may result in overall energy savings for residents.