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10/01/2018   |   By Kristy

The use of precast concrete panels in the construction industry is exceptionally popular.

So what is it about their employment in construction that is so advantageous?

Precast Concrete panels in construction

  • Precast panels can be designed to handle structural building loads which minimises the requirement for other structural components
  • They have the ability to be efficiently manufactured which provides both cost and time savings for the end user
  • Installation is immediate; thus providing significant operation efficiencies given there is no requirement to wait for the panels to gain strength and weather does not delay production
  • The quality and uniformity of precast panels is to the highest standard given tightly controlled processes and plant environments
  • Precast panels have exceptional longevity, they do not deteriorate, lose strength or degrade due to exposure to sunlight or freezing temperatures
  • Precast concrete possesses excellent insulation properties; a fantastic advantage in industrial and commercial applications
  • Precast concrete is comprised of natural materials, thus is non-toxic and environmentally safe
  • Panels can be erected onto a steel frame which generally saves considerable time in comparison to the use of other materials

Steel and precast systems

Furthermore, precast panels combined with structural steel as a construction system allows for time and cost efficiencies, in addition to having the ability to minimise people and equipment on-site, not to mention delivery and erection can be better streamlined.

Fortunately Akura’s in-house capability to manufacture both structural steel and precast concrete panels allows us to provide a number of time and cost efficiencies for our clients.

For more information on Akura’s ability to customise a design and construct building solution for you, please contact our friendly team.