Why Use Precast?

In short, architectural precast is versatile, resilient, sustainable, and affordable.

                                                                                  

Versatile

  • Precast concrete allows for very flexible design, limited only by the imagination.
  •  Precast concrete allows for a wide variety of textures and colors.
  • Precast is timely, in that panels and trim pieces can be manufactured before a project’s site work even starts - “just in time” delivery.
  • Precast is produced by skilled crafts people in a controlled environment to exacting standards.











 

Resilient

  • Concrete is time tested.         
  • Concrete increases in strength over time.
  • Concrete is non-combustible.
  • Concrete is rot and insect resistant. 
  • Concrete reduces the risk associated with fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wind-driven rain and debris.  











 

Sustainable

  • Concrete is made of natural materials  -  water, stones, sand, gravel, and cement.
  • Concrete can be almost entirely recycled.
  • Precast Concrete is shipped to the project ready to install reducing waste and transportation impacts.
  • Concrete acts as an air barrier, reducing air infiltration and saving more energy.
  • Concrete emits little or no VOCs; does not degrade indoor air quality.
  • Concrete has very low carbon footprint and low embodied energy.

 

Affordable

  • Concrete is comparatively, an inexpensive building material.
  • Concrete has minimal maintenance and repair costs.
  • Concrete buildings may have reduced fire insurance rates.
  • Concrete's duribilty leads to a low life cycle cost.