Precast concrete consists of concrete (a mixture of cement, water, aggregates and admixtures) that is cast into a specific shape at a location other than its in service position. The concrete is placed into a form, typically wood or steel, and cured before being stripped from the form, usually the following day. These components are then transported to the construction site for erection into place. Precast concrete can be plant-cast or site-cast.
The rapid growth and development of urban centers today call for shorter time lines and reduced cost in the construction sector proven technologies ensuring the highest standards and uniformity in quality. These are need of hour that is now effectively met by precast technology.
The precise casting of concrete under controlled circumstances ensures adherence to the highest international standards of safety and production. The conventional method requires the pouring of standard concrete into specific forms on-site and lacks the requisite levels of quality control that precast technology ensures.