Precast Concrete building frames
Precast concrete components such as beams, columns, stairs and hollow core slabs to form the frame of buildings.
Skeletal frames are commonly used for relatively low-rise buildings which do not have many partitions. A common usage is in large-scale car parking buildings. Other common buildings built using frames are office buildings and commercial buildings.
The frames can be designed as moment-frames and often are either combined with precast shear wall systems or cast-in-situ shear walls.
The speed of construction and the high quality of the components are the main benefits of using precast skeletal systems. A building using a fully precast system can often be built at approximately 10-14 days per floor depending on the area and logistic limitations.