Light-weight panels Acotec: where, why, how

Have you already heard of Acotec, non-load-bearing partition wall panels? If it’s a new building technology for you or if you are currently building separation walls out of tiles, bricks, gyproc or calcium silicate panels, this blog might interest you. Let me describe where, why and how Acotec panels are used. Where? The panels are…

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. The 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

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 design office alike….

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. Safety as a motto I wonder how…

How could America improve building efficiency?

Living in a land with so many natural enemies to buildings as the US makes me wonder why we are not better utilizing existing construction technology to manage the impacts of natural disasters better. Hurricanes, tornados, floods, mass forest fires and other disasters almost always result in mass destruction of our “stick built” construction mentality….

How does a new fast route to HelpDesk support your work?

Would you like to get help quicker in the case of sudden or unexpected precast production problems? Have you ever wanted to receive reports about current and past tickets, processing times and other factors related to the problem solving? Now it is possible, because we have updated our HelpDesk services. Elematic HelpDesk is available for…

What to consider when choosing tables?

Have you ever pondered how the tables are manufactured? How even the smallest details in them impact wall panel production and the installations at the construction sites? When choosing tables for your precast plant, it’s important to consider these issues, so that you can make a decision that enables you to consistently provide high quality…

3 trends to keep track of in 2019

Are you pondering what the year of 2019 brings to the precast industry? Or what kind of issues should be kept in mind during the future precast production? Here’s my view on some of the major trends in the precast business that have increased in importance during the past few years. Sustainable precast Climate change,…