Architectural pre-cast concrete has been used as cladding on buildings since the 1920s, becoming increasingly popular since the 1950's. Recently the range of products has broadened as manufacturers have incorporated new insulating and anchoring methods as well as rain screen technology.
Panels are fabricated under controlled factory conditions to exacting tolerances and manufacturers are now producing thinner panels with simplified connections. The design team must define the performance characteristics of the concrete mix in the precast panels and select the desired finished appearance.
INDICATION OF CONCRETE SOLIDITY
A test panel with the size of 150x150x150 millimeter is placed in a high performance squeezing machine, which is constantly pressing the panel, until it is crushed. The perpendicular forces that affected the panel are calculated.
Using the facade supporting frame we are able to apply a thermal insulation.
It is also worth mentioning, that our L and U shaped panels are created without jointing, they are whole pieces of concrete. These panels are also useful on stairs, protecting the surface against the weather.