Precast Concrete Building System
Modern construction with precast concrete elements
Decision criteria for the selection of a building system
Each building type requires a different building system with suitable structural elements. Industrial buildings are based on columns and beams. A building system with walls and floors is the most advantageous choice for an apartment building. At the beginning of the planning stage, it is necessary to determine which building types we will built in order to find the most efficient building system. Apart from the building type, climatic conditions like wind loads, seismic loads, temperature etc. have an influence on this decision.
Every building system has its specific guidelines and regulations which need to be considered in order to use it efficiently. In some countries, norms and guidelines need to be adapted to the precast concrete construction method or be established in the first place.