Litecrete and Commercial Construction
For many years architects and engineers have chosen precast concrete because it offers exceptional versatility, speed of enclosure and durability. Litecrete lightweight precast has further extended these boundaries by offering superior fire resistance, 40% weight reduction and accelerated construction schedules. Litecrete can help to reduce the overall deadload on the structure, twice the volume can be shipped at each delivery, longer reach can be achieved with the crane and installation can continue during inclement weather. When used as clip-on cladding on to a steel structure, smaller steel members can be used, compared to standard precast concrete, thus saving construction costs.
Litecrete lightweight precast concrete wall panels were used to construct four 2-storey houses in a residential development at Flatbush, South Auckland. There were four differen.. read more »