High tensile steel and high compressive strength concrete are combined to form components which frequently would not be achieved within the same size limitations using other modes of construction.
Inherent in concrete construction are fire resistance, immunity to corrosion, resistance to organic attack, and weathering resistance. These result in an increased life span of structures.
Speed of Installation
Precast concrete construction permits fabrication of project superstructures concurrent with installation of foundations resulting in substantial savings of overall construction time.
Only concrete construction provides the designer with the flexibility of size, shape and texture necessary to satisfy a wide variety of design criteria.
Industrial manufacturing methods permit a degree of quality control which is normally unattainable for field work. Precast concrete affords the designer the opportunity of preinstallation inspection and approval.
Tradition and culture are influencing the construction activity. Industrialized building systems are required to reach the standards and requirements of modern developers. Prefabrication will become a leading actor in the building activity of the future.
During the last fifty years, prefabrication of concrete structures has evolved from a new construction technique towards a reliable modern building method, which cannot be ignored by designers if they want to satisfy the demands from their clients and the modern society.