How to adopt precast concrete as your building technology?

Are you pondering about the suitability of precast concrete structure to your construction projects but are not quite sure how to evaluate its benefits? Do you need a clear cost calculation and a plan for the most suitable precast products for your project? If this sounds familiar, concept design services will help you in adopting…

Winner Application Renewed

New Acotec lines for high performance After faithfully serving the operators for 28 years, the line for producing Acotec light partition wall panels has been renewed for even higher performance level and versatility. I have to say that I sincerely appreciate the skills of the designers of the original Acotec line for their fine work,…

Perfect match of precast and affordable housing in India

There is huge housing demand all over India. Already over 30% of India’s population, that is over 377 million people, lives in urban areas. The urban housing shortage has been estimated to be 25 Million residential units at the start of the 12th five year plan in the year 2012. Residential buildings have the highest…

Precast in building foundations

  We want to understand and find the most suitable solution for customers’ need every time. This sentence in our values describes well the starting point we had in our offering development in the end of last year. Precast has established itself as a modern way to produce floors and walls for any type of…

Beautiful and safe precast in Russia – with Love!

Russia has been a central part of my life for the 21 years. My first experiences with this great country date back to 1990´s when I moved to St. Petersburg to work there. Since then many things have changed, but also many things have remained the same. Building construction in Russia  In the early 90´s…

Early birds of 3D – never stop chasing your dream!

I joined precast business in the early 80’s. Since then basics of the business have not changed too much but the usage of precast is widening every year. People are after fast, practical and private housing solutions. These have been the precast advantages from the day one. Precast business is not stagnated though. I would describe…

Can precast be inspirational and beautiful?

This question we are often asked. Our answer is definitely yes! I’m glad to notice that this thought is more and more widely accepted and also applied around the world. Since the late 1990s Graphic Concrete  has been working with projects ranging from industrial buildings to schools, hospitals and commercial and residential buildings. Our core…

Homes for people – with a window in a bathroom

India is an overwhelming experience. Even after my several visits there, this feeling does not fade away. For a Finn coming from a country of 5 million people, truly understanding the scale of Indian city development makes you almost freeze. Many aspects of building construction being self-evident for us are not that in India. Use…

From a plan to an efficient precast factory – precast production lifecycle, part 2

After inspiring and hectic Bauma 2013 with 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries I feel confident to share with you some tips for trouble-free precast factory delivery. This blogging continues the views on profitable precast production lifecycle presented in the part 1. Optimizing the production flows A good precast production technology and investment planning is…

Precast production lifecycle, part 1

Setting-up a profitable precast production is not a piece of cake. Instead, it is a quite complicated puzzle with contradictory interests of city planners, architects, investors, builders, precasters and most of all – users of the buildings. Or is it so? Building construction planning Precast can be amazingly flexible building method. Cooperation of architects, structural…

Urban China – fast city development from scratch

While visiting Shanghai and Beijing last month I couldn’t stop wondering the speed of evolution of cities. Around every corner you could see massive building construction sites reaching the sky. At the same time, most beautiful urban quartiers showed the best of modern city life. China has more than 150 cities with over 1 million…