BENEFITS OF PRECAST PARKING STRUCTURES
Nowadays parking structures are being used everywhere. It has been the most essential part of every mall, tall buildings or consider any structures. Many call it as a ramp, a deck or a parking garage, most of us have used them at some point, possibly every day.
An easy method of constructing such structures is through precast parking structures. Lets understand how these came into existence. Early and with efficiency in mind, that’s how. The main benefit being close attention to cost, durability, functionality, and ultimately budget, schedule and site logistics. When properly coordinated and implemented, a well-designed parking structure offers many options:
Design Versatility :
Colored concrete, textures and graphics, all add unique character to any parking garage. Precast concrete parking structures offers the flexibility to combine different structural building elements – glass, steel, CIP, timber framing with striking results. Coordinating and casting into the precast, the necessary mechanical block-outs and electrical raceways often resulting in a more efficient and cleaner installation.
Code Compliance :
These Precast concrete parking structures easily provides fire rated enclosures, whether an egress path in a parking structure or area separation requirement on multi-structure projects that ties into the garage. Precast pieces add uniformity and flexibility, satisfying guardrail requirements both in the final condition as well as during construction.
Construction Site Considerations :
General Contractor and other subsequent building trades can access to the garage sooner, cutting time from the schedule. Precast stairs provide immediate access and egress on and off the structure, ensuring safety for all and saving rental costs during construction. Site logistics are often improved when the General Contractor has additional space to accommodate workers, visitors, and potentially tenant build out storage as well. Especially useful when the garage is the first construction completed on a multiple building / phased project. Precast erection also typically recovers much faster from weather impacts, as the necessary temporary considerations are minimal compared to other structural elements.