Beams and Columns
A complete precast concrete structural system offers tremendous advantages and value for commercial buildings. The use of precast columns and beams makes an ideal framework for hanging precast panels, creating a design that offers fast construction, structural stability, and enhanced fire resistance. A wide range of options is available for creating the perfect system to achieve the size and shape of commercial building required.
Shear Wall Panels
Shear wall precast panels are the structural solution of choice for many office buildings, high-rise residential, institutional facilities, and mixed-use retail projects of all types. A key reason is that these shear wall panels provide for structural stability to structures exposed to heavy wind and seismic loads.
These components provide excellent roof and flooring units, spanning considerable distances and providing quick erection to close in a structure faster. In some cases, they also can be used as wall panels on low-rise commercial buildings, creating distinctive designs that require little maintenance and offer fire resistance and durability as with architectural wall panels.
Hollow Core Planks
Precast hollow core flooring units provide long spans with cross sections that reduce the height of the building, saving material cost, and their inorganic composition enhances fire protection. Local precasters can help determine which sizes, shapes, and styles of components will best suit any individual commercial building project. Bringing the precaster into the planning early in the design process will help ensure that the precast components are aesthetically appealing, functional, and cost effective.
- Typical Width: 10, feet; 12 feet, and 13 feet 4 inches
- Typical Length: 20 feet to more than 100 feet
- Typical Depth: 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32 inches
- Typically used to develop a total precast shell in parking garages, schools, office buildings, data centers and mixed-use structures.
Typically used in conjunction with precast columns and double tees in parking garages and in total precast building shell construction; various architectural finishes available to meet design objectives.
Used in parking structures, office buildings, and other structures to carry floor and roof structure loads as required; various architectural finishes available to complement other building components.