Sustainability and Quality of Precast Concrete

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Sustainability and Quality of Precast Concrete Precast concrete is a construction method for casting concrete into a reusable mold. Recently, the number of buildings and infrastructure projects constructed using precast concrete has grown exponentially. Modern day technologies have turned precast concrete into a very durable, sustainable, and quality controlled product. Will precast and modular building systems be the future of sustainable, quality, and economical building methods? Concrete is an essential material in the construction industry today. The use of concrete can be dated back to 3000 BC during the time of the Pyramid construction. Precast concrete is a relatively new method for the construction industry when compared to how long the cast-in-place method has been around. Early forms of precast concrete have been experimented with for hundred of years by multiple cultures. However, modern day precast concrete evolved in 1905 in Liverpool, England.
John Brodie who was a city engineer in Liverpool invented the process. Overtime, the use of precast concrete has spread in all parts of the world. Precast concrete is manufactured offsite, in a controlled environment. This helps minimize the negative impact to the construction site while maximizing quality. Precast concrete does not require onsite storage or staging, and is delivered to the project as needed. It is typically erected with a crane and a relatively small crew, which allows for construction within a
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