When it comes to meeting construction requirements for the harsh environments of industrial plants, Tindall’s precast is uniquely suited to meet them compared to other types of construction, such as fireproofed steel or cast-in-place 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. Plus, an erection rate per member that’s faster than steel means fewer workers on site for less time, lowering general condition costs, and improving 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, all of these factors combine to dramatically reduce the total cost of structures and the project.
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 provided structural integrity comparable to cast-in-place and superior to steel. However, they can be constructed more safely, in less time, and for a lower total cost.