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Precast Concrete Construction – Concrete Walls

Precast Concrete Construction – Concrete Walls.

Precast concrete construction methods. Why specify precast concrete walls within your construction? We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages that they bring as part of a build.

There are many different uses for precast concrete walls. Uses can include lift shafts, central cores & internal & external walls. You would usually expect to see precast concreate wall systems used within domestic instruction within both individual housing project & apartments. They can be considered as an industrialised form of cast-in situ walls, block masonry or classic brick walls.

Precast Concrete Construction

Precast concrete walls come in two forms – weight bearing or partitioning walls. The surface of the walls is smooth in readiness for painting and wallpapering on both sides. Factors such as this prove to be advantageous during the construction process. They also offer the benefits of smooth surface finishing, fire resistance & acoustic insulation.

By choosing precast concrete construction you gain structural efficiency whilst obtaining flexibility in use and optimum use of materials. It provides speed within construction and enables you to be conscious of the quality and adaptability of the products you are using. You can measure and be aware of protecting the environment to which you are working and can often provide huge savings in comparison to using real brick.

A downside to using precast concrete walls is that once designed, it can be difficult to deviate from the plan and can sometimes cause contractual problems, however with the correct planning and architectural design they can prove to be very a advantageous choice all round.

For today’s modern construction requirements, J&P supplies a comprehensive range of products for fixing, handling and connection of structural elements. Examples include curtain-wall connections to the building frame, high-load transportation anchors for structural precast members, or insulated connections for concrete/steel balconies, plus a host of other applications. J&P has been providing these products and services to the UK construction industry for 20 years.

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A new generation of PFIEFER Bent Loop is here

With a series of different application options, the new generation of the PFEIFER Bent Loop makes it possible, to transport the most diverse precast concrete elements safely and in compliance with directives.

PFEIFER Bent Loop: Despite it being an extremely economical product, PFEIFER never compromises on safety and use. The bent loops can be used both with flat elements, such as floor elements, and with angled elements. It does not matter whether straight pull, transverse shear pull or parallel shear pull is involved.

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Safety never compromised…

Following concreting, a suitable suspension hook can be hooked into the protruding loop and the element can be transported safely  with no additional lifting devices.