The Evolution of Precast Concrete Walls in Dandenong, Frankston, and Melbourne
It's well known that precast concrete products are everywhere. Infrastructure depends on them for a broad range of functions from retaining walls, stormwater management, utility structures, wastewater storage, traffic and transportation products, the list goes on. Most notably, though, is the use of precast concrete walls for construction. As leading suppliers of precast concrete walls in Dandenong, Frankston, and Melbourne, we make it our business to stay on the forefront of this highly competitive field, and that includes bringing our clients information on the latest and greatest developments in the world of precast concrete.
What is Precast?
In case you don't already know, precast concrete like the name suggests is concrete construction products developed in a reusable mould. This method affords advantages over on-site cast concrete, such as speed of erection, and the ability to incorporate creative design elements at lower costs. You've likely seen precast concrete walls on almost every building imaginable, and they can be used as part of a buildings enclosure or for the structural system and interior walls.
How are Precast Concrete Walls Changing?
Contrary to some belief, this is not a static business. Despite some hits taken by the worldwide precast industry several years ago, demand for precast concrete products has been steadily rising as people come to realise the many advantages of using precast concrete in construction projects. The demand has increased most notably in the construction of non-residential buildings, and to replace ageing infrastructure.
The methods for development are also changing. Advances in computer technology are enabling us to create precast concrete walls with much greater efficiency and precision than ever before. Other technological innovations, like Carbon Cast (carbon fibre reinforcing) and POST (Prestressed Open Space Truss), are changing how we create stronger, lightweight walls, and allowing for the spanning of longer gaps than previously thought possible. Insulated concrete (ICF) walls are also on the rise in popularity, as they allow for rapid construction, energy savings, increased durability, and excellent noise reduction (good for quiet communities, or if you're building a sound studio!)
The Choice For Precast Concrete Walls In Melbourne
Safeway Constructions welcomes this positive change in the industry. We've been in the business since 1997 when we first started creating precast concrete walls in Melbourne and have been doing our part to stay on the cutting edge regarding innovation. We use 3D computer software to aid in the design of our products, and can create our precast walls to various standard thicknesses: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm, 250mm, and 300mm. We construct our walls in lengths of up to 15 metres and widths of up to 4.5 metres. Plenty of size for the vast majority of project requirements. When combined with our structural steel fabrication and lightweight steel framing, it provides a triple threat of high quality material specially designed for achieving the best construction results possible.