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…

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…

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…

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…

Precast concrete – mirror of the times

What comes to your mind, when you hear the word precast? Massive housing projects in Russia, charming Caribbean villas or maybe the tallest man-made structure of Burj Khalifa in United Arab Emirates? All three constructions – even so different – represent the society they serve. They are born from the visions and needs of local…