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…

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).

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…

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, tornadoes, floods, mass forest fires and other disasters almost always result in mass destruction of our “stick built” construction mentality….

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 3 trends in the precast business that have increased in importance during the past few years. Sustainable precast Climate change,…

Thank you 2018 and welcome 2019

Once again we are approaching the end of the year – we hope that all of you have had not only an excellent precasting year, but also a happy year in your personal life. This time we wanted to take a brief look at what has happened during the past year and what is coming…

4 tips on choosing precast production technology for your project

Do you have a construction project, where you need to decide which construction method to go for? Are your thoughts turning towards precast, but you aren’t sure how to go forward? Together with my team I have collected some tips and tricks to help you reach the best results if you decide to go for…

How to adopt precast concrete as your building technology?

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

Building affordable housing with 30% less material consumption

The reality facing most developing cities is rapid population growth  that makes it a big challenge to keep up with the huge demand for good quality housing, services and infrastructure. Typical demands set for builders in rapidly expanding cities are manifold: • Cost pressure, need for affordable housing • Pressure to use local raw materials…