Three Reasons Why Using Total Precast/Prestressed Framing for School Construction Adds Up
1. Fiscal Performance
A single-source precast provider, Tindall ensures that its projects are cost-efficient by guaranteeing the quality of its components. The company’s precisely engineered framing system minimizes detail design work and shortens overall construction time by as much as 10 months when compared with traditional construction methods. Tindall’s manufactured exterior finishes eliminate jobsite requisition of masonry materials, scaffold and labor, as well as related safety risks. Meanwhile, the pre-finished interior face is delivered ready for painting, rendering obsolete time-consuming finish work like furring and drywall. Finally, since all precast pieces are manufactured and self- contained, there is no jobsite waste, excising disposal and landfill costs.
2. Energy Efficiency
A finished structure built with precast/prestressed framing reduces energy costs significantly versus traditional construction. Precast/prestressed insulated wall panels feature extremely low thermal transmission rates while eradicating cold spots. The thermal mass effect produced by the concrete construction results in higher insulating R-values.
3. A Green, Healthy Indoor Environment
The wall panel’s sandwich design has no cavities where moisture condensation and mold growth can occur. The panels also boast exceptional resistance to fire and superior sound absorption capabilities. As a testament to its environmentally sensitive design, insulated precast construction can make significant contributions to LEED strategies. Its mold and mildew resistance provides healthier learning environments, while its insulation properties enhance energy efficiency for years to come.
“Precast proves that you don’t need to stand in a field and build with sticks in order to construct a high-quality structure. Precast invites a different way of thinking about construction. In much the same way as large ships and spacecraft are built, precast construction uses large components that are manufactured in controlled conditions and brought to another location for final assembly.”
— Jay White, Architect, Liollio Architecture
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