Aesthetics, function and cost efficiency are the three most important needs that every contractor, builder or architect must pursue when designing a building, bridge, landscaping motif or any other type of structure. Each plays a vital role in the success of the finished project.
Precast concrete, a high performance, highly integrated construction material, enables stakeholders to accomplish these goals in a comprehensive way, making it a preferred material in most modern constructions.
Let’s take a look at how precast concrete makes the accomplishment of these goals possible.
How Precast Concrete Brings Aesthetic Versatility to Construction Projects?
When working with precast concrete, designers can incorporate an almost endless array of textures and colors in the final design thanks to the different techniques that can be employed during production of precast concrete.
Designers can utilize varying matrix and aggregate colors, finishing processes, aggregate sizes and exposure techniques to bring aesthetic versatility to precast construction. Also, because of precast’s high plasticity, subtle structural variations and complex shapes can be introduced within the product to make the design look sophisticated, inspiring and architecturally marvelous.
How Precast Concrete Brings Functionality to Structures and Buildings?
Precast concrete is a highly integrated, highly formable material. It can be drawn out in several forms including precast beams and columns and can be easily assembled with other structural components to give a form-fit flexibility which is often needed in construction projects to make a design functional.
Besides being highly functional in form of structural functionality, precast concrete provides functionality in other design aspects as well. For example, precast concrete panels can be easily embedded with different structural elements to produce energy efficient designs. Because of concrete’s high density, precast can also be deployed in settings where sound attenuation is needed.
How Precast Concrete Brings Cost Savings to Construction Projects?
Precast façade systems are highly durable, intended to serve for decades without requiring excessive maintenance. This can result in substantial long-terms savings for building owners. Also, as discussed above, having the capability to produce energy efficient designs, makes precast concrete’s case even stronger in terms of cost effective deployment.
Are you an architect, contractor or a builder looking to partner with a precast concrete expert for your next construction project?
The team at Mohan’s Precast is here to help you.
We’re a family owned and operated company that specializes in supplying precast concrete structural elements for varying construction needs. We have been in this industry for more than a decade, resourcing every capability to make your project a success. Contact us to learn how we can help you.
For further reading: The Precast Components in a Building