Precast concrete is the ideal structural and architectural building component for any dormitory or higher education building. Precast concrete components benefit tenants, general contractors, architects and building owners alike in a variety of different ways, making precast the preferred building system of choice for residence halls and dormitories.
Benefits of Precast for Dormitory Housing
Precast concrete provides building tenants with the benefits of reduced exposure to exterior noise and floor-to-floor sound transmission,
resulting in a quiet living area.
Precast concrete is non-combustible with inherent fire-resistant capabilities, offering tenants a safer building envelope that protects occupants, furnishings, and the building itself.
The “thermal mass” is material function based on heat
capacity “inertia” of concrete which helps reduce peak heating and cooling
loads, resulting in saving energy costs year-round by reducing large daily
Speed of Construction
Building owners benefit from the speed of construction
due to prefabrication, saving months on a schedule, resulting in quicker occupancy.
Dual use of structural elements as architectural façade elements with highly featured finishes.
Flexible Design Material
Precast can accommodat any aesthetic variety or feature including multiple colors, textures, shapes, and embedded stone, brick or other material. Precast components by Clark Pacific can be customized in appearance to blend in with existing campus structures.
Interior Design Flexibility
Structural components reduce the need for shear walls, allowing architects true interior design flexibility.
General Contractor Benefits
Quick Construction Schedule
Precast installation is quick, allowing other trades to work sooner, resulting in weeks saved from an accelerated construction schedule.
Minimal Site Disturbance
Precast components delivered just-in-time to the jobsite, resulting in minimal site disturbance.
Lower Construction Costs
Eliminates the need for multiple trades at the jobsite.
Low maintenance-high quality, and durable solution offers owner’s long-term operating savings and value .
The thermal mass inertia of concrete helps reduce peak heating and cooling loads, resulting in saving energy costs year-round by reducing large daily temperature swings.
Precast materials are formed off-site, allowing for accelerated erection, early occupancy and more money for owners to use towards building amenities.
Speed of Construction
Building owners benefit from the speed of construction due to prefabrication, saving months on a schedule,
resulting in quicker occupancy.