There are at least five major benefits in designing and building with concrete: versatility, attractive appearance, cost-effectiveness, structural integrity, and sustainability, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute (TCI).
Precast concrete cladding provides the designer with substantial freedom in the choice of form, texture, and appearance because concrete’s flexibility allows for limitless scope in expression and character, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute.
The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) highlights the advantages of working with precast concrete cladding. Key amongst these is that it offers the designer substantial freedom in the choice of form, texture and appearance for a building. In addition, precast concrete cladding is manufactured off-site in a dedicated facility where a skilled workforce can pay full attention to the demands for accuracy and quality of finish. It is important that input should be obtained from a precast specialist in the early decision-making stages of a cladding project.