Precast concrete is very suitable for the construction of office and institutional buildings. Office buildings often require open layouts, which are easy to achieve using precast skeletal frame systems. Light-weight partitions can be added and flexibly modified as required at later dates. Institutional buildings such as hospitals and religious buildings can also be succesfully built using precast.
Office buildings may be low-rise or high-rise, but due to the open-plan nature of these buildings, the projects are often most suitable for precast construction methods. Precast, and specifically Hollow Core Slabs, provide a method of construction of long-span, large, open areas with very few vertical members.
Institutional and Religious buildings
Religious buildings often require to have large open layouts. Prestressed precast components such as prestressed beams or Hollow Core slabs provide an optimum structural solution to these requirements.
Institutional buildings such as hospitals are also very suitable for precast construction. These buildings often have a very large footprint and tight construction schedules. They also require high quality finishes, which are inherent in precast structures.