Double Height Precast Columns

Ardmore have introduced the use of double-storey height, precast reinforced concrete columns which had the following benefits.

Carbon footprint:

  • With the concrete coming in precast, there is a vastly reduced number of vehicles on site, approximately 50%.

Community:

  • 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.

Safety:

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.

Quality:

  • 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.

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