Sustainable, thermally efficient, and having low life cycle costs, a total precast structure or even a precast wall system is an excellent building solution in today’s environmentally-conscious climate. Plant fabrication results in enhanced recycling opportunity, reduced construction time, and less job-site waste, all of which have less of an impact on the landscape. Unlike other building and framing materials, precast concrete does not release toxins when exposed to fire.
Concrete provides thermal mass which delays heat transfer through building walls, floors, and ceilings. This delay moderates indoor temperature fluctuations as outdoor temperatures vary. The reduced peaks in demand lower heating and cooling costs, helping to meet stricter energy requirements. With integral insulation, high-performance sandwich panels further reduce energy consumption, forgoing the need for extra insulation and wall thickness. Typical R-values can range from 8 to above 18.