What We Do for Architects
The list of industries that benefit from — and therefore champion — the production of precast concrete is long and varied. The influence that precast concrete has on these industries and on those employed within those industries spreads far and wide indeed. One illustrative example of this partnership is that of precast concrete and architects.
So welcome to another edition of “What We Do,” where we provide some context and some detail into our relationship with various sectors of the project planning, construction, and building trades.
We all have our place in the timeline (and the assembly lines, if you will) of commercial, residential, and government construction projects. For Columbia Precast Products, our place is typically within the buried infrastructure portion of the projects.
But as we’ll see, our impact and that of the customizable and reproducible precast concrete forms that we manufacture every day stretches far and wide, not to mention high and low.
When architects and designers get down to business, they must foresee and plan for construction efficiencies throughout the drafting process. They are often restricted in what’s possible by governmental, municipal, and environmental regulations.
That’s just one reason why precast concrete forms are so widely utilized during the construction of new infrastructure projects. They are durable, reliable, and they last for decades with little to no maintenance.
Architects and Concrete
It can’t be overstated how much precast concrete has changed the game when it comes to the types of planning dreams and efficiency goals that architects are able to notate in their blueprints.
Consider the wide range of products available from Columbia Precast Concrete. Architects and engineers consider this material when planning their projects. They can plan the implementation and installation of a number of customizable and reproducible precast concrete forms: