6 points to ensure economical and durable precast concrete building construction

What is required and expected in the current realty market is fast, economical yet high-quality construction. Precast construction offers all of the above, but you need to keep a few things in mind to get its full benefits. Precast friendly architectural design Having a precast friendly architectural design is very important, this makes the building…

Why use hollow-core

Hollow-core slabs – pre-stressed floor slabs with either round or shaped voids – are one of the most popular, efficient and long span floor construction components that exist today. Due to long spans, less load-bearing structures such as columns and inner walls are needed. This results in increased architectural and structural freedom. Continue reading to…

Modern Precast System and Modular Construction: Where to apply?

In many parts of the world there is a big demand for new housing. To meet the backlog, many countries have put together plans to build a big number of low cost or affordable housing units in a very short time. However, all those future housing units need to meet a range of different demands…

How to digitalize hollow-core slab production?

Digitalization of production management does not benefit only the hollow-core plant, but it also makes the erection work quicker and easier at the construction site. Hence, precast factory digitalization together with digitalized design and construction site processes can create a seamless information flow from the designer to the construction site.

Acotec partition walls: where, why, how

Acotec panels are a well-suited solution to residential, commercial, institutional and industrial projects with strict requirements of sound insulation (RW 38 – 48 dB), moisture, fire, and earthquake resistance (EI30 to EI120).

Why sandwich panels?

Faced with the prospect of building a house that fronted on to a beautiful piece of bushland above the city of Adelaide in South Australia, I was determined to specify materials that would withstand the conditions. With a typically Mediterranean type climate, the Adelaide Hills area can see heat well into the 40s and strong…

Graphic Concrete: What, where, how?

In Finland precast concrete construction is quite commonly considered something ugly and cheap. This perception dates back to the 1970´s, when concrete element construction was largely introduced in housing.  Already at the beginning of the eighties, the quality of these environments rose to be a common concern. This negative perception still prevails today, even though…

What to think through when choosing an Extruder?

If you are pondering what kind of an extruder would best match your hollow-core slab production capacity and cost-efficiency requirements, this blog is for you. I will explain the main differences between Elematic Extruders E9, P7 and S5, and how to choose the most suitable one for your precast plant. Where to start? Whether you…

5 points that make the building outlook

What makes a good looking apartment building? That’s a good question for all the precast concrete manufacturers. Perhaps it would be easier to approach the subject the other way around by asking what a building definitely shouldn’t look like! In Finland, the precast concrete building method quickly became popular in the 60’s and 70’s, when…

3 reasons to start using ELiSLAB

Calculating reinforcement strands? Are you calculating reinforcement strands for hollow-core slabs or designing slabs with openings and reservations? Are you fed up wasting time for going back and forth between different programs and documents? If yes, let me introduce you Elematic ELiSLAB 2.0, a smart software tool for reinforcement calculations, suitable for precast plants and…

3 top trends in precast concrete technology

Earlier this year you were able to read about the 3 precast trends to keep track of in 2019, and now I will elaborate on their implications for the precast concrete technology. Keep on reading to discover my take on the future direction of precast concrete production technologies. 1. Safety as a motto I wonder…