Precast Construction: Awesome And Unique Construction Segment

November 8, 2017 Posted by kyu7

The concept of precast construction (which also refers as “prefabricated construction”) includes those buildings where the majority of structural components are standardized and produced in plants in a location away from the building, and then transported to the site for assembly. These components are manufactured by industrial methods based on mass production in order to build a large number of buildings in a short time at low cost.

The main features of this construction process are as follows:

The division and specialization of the human workforce
The flawless use of tools and other equipments, usually automated, in the production of standard, interchangeable parts and products

Since 2005, the demand for new commercial and residential buildings has been on the top than the other types of construction. Practically, precast construction is always more economical when compared to conventional multifamily residential, commercial, industrial or institutional construction anywhere in world.

As per the load-bearing structural, precast construction can be categorize into the following categories:

Large-panel systems
Frame systems
Slab-column systems with walls
Mixed systems

List of Structural Precast Detailing Services:

Precast Concrete Detailing
Precast Wall Panels Detailing
Precast Concrete Cladding Panels Detailing
Precast Concrete Tilt-up Panels Detailing
Precast Shop Drawings
Precast Concrete Stairs Detailing
Precast Erection Drawings
Precast Concrete Column Detailing
Precast Concrete Beam Detailing
Precast Concrete Slab Detailing
Post Tension Detailing
Double Tee Detailing
Non load bearing & Load bearing
Column Cover and Cornices
Hollow Core Slab Detailing Services
Column Cap Plate Detailing
Flat Slab Detailing Services

As far as the concept of precast products is concerned, many states across the United States require a precast plant to be certified by either the Architectural Precast Association (APA), National Precast Concrete Association or Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) for a precast producer to supply their product to a construction site sponsored by State and Federal DOTs.

There are some numerous products which are utilizing precast/ prestressed concrete and majority of precast products can fall under one or more of the following categories:

Agricultural Products
Building and Site Amenities
Retaining Walls
Transportation and Traffic Related Products
Utility Structures
Water and Wastewater Products
Cemetery Products
Prestressed/Structural Products
Double Wall Precast – Concrete Sandwich Panels

Furthermore, Tilt-up construction is also plays an important part of Precast Construction process. Of course, a question comes into your mind that, so what is the difference between tilt-up and other types of construction?

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