When compared to other types of construction, such as fireproofed steel and cast-in-place concrete, nothing is more uniquely suited to meeting the construction requirements of petrochemical plants and withstanding their harsh environments than Tindall’s precast concrete.
With a number of patented systems for various applications, Tindall’s emulative precast solutions provide the fire and blast resistances, durability, and structural efficiency of cast-in-place construction. However, with an erection rate per member that’s faster than steel, projects benefit from fewer workers on site for less time, lower general condition costs, and improved safety. Other benefits include construction flexibility, faster starts to erection and other trades, the ability to use full moment frames to reduce foundation costs, and the elimination of the clutter from bracing. With Tindall precast concrete, all of these factors combine to dramatically reduce the total cost of plant construction.
The inherent fire resistance of concrete is a distinct advantage over steel construction. In addition, its mass provides damping for the structure, reducing vibration for better equipment operation.
Moving a large majority of the production work off-site provides considerable benefits to construction schedules. It also promotes a safer construction site by eliminating on-site congestion and significantly reducing reliance on field labor.
Tindall’s precast solutions provide structural integrity that is comparable to cast-in-place and superior to steel. The difference is that precast concrete can be constructed more safely, in less time, and for a lower total cost.