EXPERTISE - Tilt up & precast walling systemsGive Your Project The Concrete Advantage
Perhaps the world's most famous precast structure.
Precast is the major facade material for the high-rise buildings of the millennium. Precast is now used as the structure too! SRIA supports the growth of site-cast tilt-up and factory-cast precast wall panels and structures. That growth has been spectacular right across Australia in every state.
The Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia
Tilt-up and precast provide the answers to the 21 OBJECTIVES
- Performance (under service loads)
- Performance (under ultimate loads
- Fitness for Purpose
- Conformance with Codes
- Speed of Construction
- Accepted Building Method
- Ease of Expansion
- Reducing Trades
- Speed of Enclosure
- Market Acceptance
- Wide Choice of Supply
- Minimum Lead Time
- Security of Enclosure
- No Wet Trades
WHAT IS TILT-UP?Tilt-up construction is a cost-effective building method which achieves the benefits of solid concrete walls quickly and without the need for wall forms or scaffolding.
SOME TILT-UP RECORDSBy 1998 in the USA the 14 millionth panel was cast, enough to circle the globe twice over if the panels were placed end to end. In Australia, we could cross the continent if we joined all the panels we have cast.
How about a panel weighing 264 tonnes!
How about panels 28 meters high!
High quality concrete finishes can easily be achieved on complicated elements-such as these circular columns
WHAT IS PRECAST?Precast concrete construction is a cost-effective building method using factory cast concrete elements as facade panels, or as key structural elements including floors, columns, beams, walls.
There are few places that precast can not be found.
Bridges and engineering structures are significant uses for precast concrete.
We find precast in landscaping as seating, paving, and garden elements.
WHERE IT BEGANThat is where the whole industry started - making precast garden ornaments! Back in the 1850's a Frenchman named Joseph Monier wanted to find a way to make garden ornaments other than having to carve them out of solid stone.
Look what he spawned:
The precast industry and the steel reinforcement industry!
NOW THERE ARE OVER 700 PRECASTERS IN EUROPE, AND MANY IN AUSTRALIA