At FP McCann we believe in working with you as a partner from the start, offering our expertise in designing and manufacturing rooms to suit your every individual project.
Far from being an ‘off the shelf’ solution, our structural solutions are ‘made to measure’ whilst maintaining our design philosophies and standard details.
Precast concrete crosswall construction is a fast, convenient way to produce multi-unit structures such as hotels, education, student, secure and health accommodation and private and social housing in a fraction of the time of traditionally built structures.
FP McCann has established a reputation for providing a wide range of concrete solutions for technically demanding projects that require a precision seldom associated with precast concrete.
Why Structural Precast Solutions?
- Fair faced walls and ceilings
- Speed of construction
- Follow on trades
- Bathroom pods/rebate in floor slab to accommodate
- Safe access
- Progressive Collapse
We use precast concrete because it is the best material for the job. Apart from its obvious strength, it is also resistant to corrosion, abrasion, impact and weathering. Factory production using a high-strength mix with a low water/cement ratio followed by intensive compaction and controlled curing guarantees a dense, durable and fire-resistant product.
The benefits of precast concrete, as opposed to site-cast, are many:
- Factory-made products mean rational and efficient manufacturing processes, with skilled staff carrying out the work in a controlled environment with tight quality surveillance.
- Materials are accurately batched, moulds are reused and it is little if any waste.
- Shorter construction time, typically less than half of the conventional in-situ concrete.
- Construction can continue in cold weather down to -20°C.
- Greater structural efficiency with longer spans and shallower construction depths – made possible by prestressing during manufacture – offering both flexibility and extended building lifespan.
- Thanks to the high initial quality, fire resistance up to two hours can be achieved.