Precast System for Low Cost Housing
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precast system for low cost housing
Is a modern construction method that is a logical progression from traditional pre-cast, into a system that better suits today's building requirements. The system has been in use for over 15 years, and has been used for a wide variety of buildings from simple one story houses to 40 story office blocks. It has built a number of projects using this system ranging from low cost housing to tower blocks.
The system uses fibre reinforced concrete (frc) with the fibre being enlarged end steel fibres to create strength and durability. The use of frc therefore removes the requirement for standard steel reinforcing bars to be used which speeds up construction. The panel core provides a thermal barrier that reduces heating or cooling costs depending on the prevailing climate at the construction location.
The resultant panel has the following advantages:
Fast to assemble
Excellent strength to weight ratio
High thermal insulation factor
Cast in finish
Cast in fixings
The production facilities required to produce the concrete panels are very similar to those used in a standard pre-cast yard. Many existing pre-cast yards would be capable of producing the products without major changes.