Concrete is the most commonly used building material.
Here we will highlight some advantages of precast concrete for architects, designers, engineers, contractors, insurers and environmentalists.
Precast concrete withstands everyday wear and tear. It is resistant to rain water penetration, flood damage and can also withstand winter freeze. Precast buildings offer more privacy, quietness and sound reduction. It is a good acoustic material for music and also an effective sound barrier along busy roads.
Precast reacts slowly to outside temperature changes and so reduced peak heating and cooling loads can be achieved. Precast protects the heating and cooling system within from surface radiations. It can carry preinstalled utility services and fixtures.
Precast does not interfere in radio signals, wi-fi or internet services. It easily resists buoyant forces and is also fireproof. It protects from storms and keeps buildings secure as it's difficult to penetrate it. It is rot and fungus proof and resistant to mild dew. It doesn't damage due to termites or rodents and also acts as an excellent containment material.
Concretes have long durability and gets stronger over time. Precast concrete helps reduce dead loads and size of structural members facilitating high rise buildings. It reduces vibrations and so is used in sports complexes and music halls. It provides high design safeness and can easily support heavy loads. It is resistant to chemicals and easily absorbs sudden impact loads. It can be used for structurally ambitious projects due to its composite property.
Precast concrete can be shaped in any form and can be designed to be customized. The accuracy and precision of precast concrete is very high. Precast concrete is produced in plants under controlled conditions ensuring high quality output and with precise specifications according to international standards. These are ready for installation products reducing time and storage costs.
Precast is made from plentiful natural materials which are locally available using by-products of other industries. Precast concrete can be reused, recycled and even be reclaimed. Coated with a special layer, it can absorb harmful traffic fumes, reduce energy costs and it creates a healthy indoor atmosphere.
Usefulness appeals to investors and can attract occupants producing reliable return on investment. It has lower maintenance costs and has a long working life. It easily attracts investment in its research and development. It provides more safety than any other material and gives peace of mind to customers.