Ardmore have introduced the use of double-storey height, precast reinforced concrete columns which had the following benefits.
- With the concrete coming in precast, there is a vastly reduced number of vehicles on site, approximately 50%.
- Now less vehicles are arriving on site, the impact on the community is greatly diminished.
- The public’s safety is increased with less traffic movements experienced.
On any construction project, vehicular movements and lifting operations are inherently high risk and any options to minimise these must be considered:
- Precast construction, in this case double height columns, reduces vehicular movement by approximately 50% and reduces lifting operations by a similar quantity, 50%.
- Working at height is reduced with the use of these columns, a large contributor to fatal and life changing injuries in the construction industry.
- This method of construction also reduces the necessity for storage space on site, reducing the requirement for traditional formworks.
- With the columns now being made in a factory environment, the key factors which regulate the quality of construction such as curing,temperature, mix design, formwork etc. can be more stringently monitored with precast construction.
Entry submitted by Ardmore.