Precast concrete wall panels are constructed by casting concrete in a reusable wall mold or form which is then cured in a controlled environment, transported to the construction site and lifted into place. The main function of the precast walls is to speed up the construction process.
We discuss about the types, connections, characteristics, and advantages of precast concrete walls.
Types of Precast Concrete Wall
1. Cladding or Curtain Walls
2. Load-bearing Wall
3. Shear Walls
Types of Connections in Precast Concrete Walls
1. Bolted Connections
2. Welded Connections
3. Dowel/Anchor Bolt Connections
Structural Design Aspects
Characteristics of Precast Concrete Walls
1. Thermal Resistance
2. Moisture Protection
3. Fire Safety
Advantages of Precast Concrete Walls