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Office Buildings

The combination of high quality architectural load bearing exterior walls with mass produced structural precast floor and roof members and precast concrete framing members can produce open, attractive, fire resistant, economical office buildings.

Long span double tee or hollowcore floors will reduce interior framing, providing large column free areas. Architectural finishes can be used in the interior of an office building for columns, atrium framing, entrance and elevator shaft walls. Interior or exterior shear wall systems and rigid frame column-beam jointing have all been successfully used to resist lateral forces.

High quality components can be readily manufactured under controlled conditions in a precast prestressed concrete plant.

Significant time savings usually result from the choice of a totally precast concrete structure. The superstructure is prefabricated while the onsite foundations are being built. Scheduling and coordination of the work is eased and potential delays are reduced when the complete building system is being supplied under one contract.

The erection of large precast components can proceed during all weather conditions to quickly enclose the structure. The prestressed floors provide an immediate working platform to allow the interior tradesmen an early start on the mechanical, electrical and interior finishing work.

Quality finishes and fast schedules result in early occupancy, tenant satisfaction and reduced financing costs. These factors make a precast prestressed office building neighborhood or mall setting system a choice investment.

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