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    Question Using Precast Concrete for construction

    Hi

    I am looking for buying land and then use Precast Concrete for construction. Is it viable option? Anything to look for? or checklist for this? Suggestions please.

    Thanks
    Mickey

    www.sfsltd.co.nz

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    I'd have to ask why?
    More industrial really. Can be done but you would be looking for a commercial builder I suspect as a normal residential builder wouldn't have the experiance with precast concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    I'd have to ask why?
    More industrial really. Can be done but you would be looking for a commercial builder I suspect as a normal residential builder wouldn't have the experiance with precast concrete.
    Thanks Wayne.The sole reason is cost. As few people suggested that these are insulated and quick to build. And cheap to buy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaigesh View Post
    Thanks Wayne.The sole reason is cost. As few people suggested that these are insulated and quick to build. And cheap to buy as well.

    Pre-cast is more expensive than traditional construction for house building.

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    as above more expensive than traditional only economical when firewall requirements are involved e.g. terraced housing or commercial buildings abutting other buildings

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    Have you guys seen this? http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/nation...d-four-accused

    Six years of concrete fraud - four accused
    The Commission said the Chinese concrete panels were sold over a six-year period between 2007 and 2013 as the German-designed, Australian-manufactured brand Hebel.

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    Took Hebel a long time to realise someone was selling their product but it wasn't theirs.

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    meanwhile

    the precinct apartment building in downtown auckland, built 2006

    is sagging enough in the middle for doors to jam and sheetrock to crack

    presumably something not right about the pre-stressed? steel reinforced concrete

    not supposed to happen

    so were the steel rods not tensioned correctly?

    has the wrong spec. steel been used?

    or the wrong mix concrete?

    a lot of cantilevered concrete on a very small footprint

    http://www.apartments.co.nz/building...lsd?ref=FX1114
    Last edited by eri; 21-03-2017 at 01:32 PM.
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

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    I came across these guys a while ago but have had no dealings with them. Looks impressive. http://www.litecretesystems.co.nz/#Featured

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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    meanwhile

    the precinct apartment building in downtown auckland, built 2006

    is sagging enough in the middle for doors to jam and sheetrock to crack

    presumably something not right about the pre-stressed? steel reinforced concrete

    not supposed to happen

    so were the steel rods not tensioned correctly?

    has the wrong spec. steel been used?

    or the wrong mix concrete?

    a lot of cantilevered concrete on a very small footprint

    http://www.apartments.co.nz/building...lsd?ref=FX1114
    Man, buying an apartment is getting tricky.


 

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