Building principals

Thermal insulation

Insulated architectural precast concrete limits heat loss during winter and at night, and in summer creates a pleasant and fresh feeling indoors. Concrete, itself, has a high heat retention capacity and because of this, it provides an important retardant effect upon heat flow. The insulation also prevents the forming of condensation. The use of insulated concrete elements gives the advantage of stable room temperatures.

Acoustic insulation

Acoustic insulation is becoming increasingly important and ever-greater demands are being made in this field. After all, proper acoustic insulation is important for one's health, and concrete is an excellent insulator against unwanted or unacceptable levels of noise.

 

Waterproof and Airtight

The detailing of joints can be used to assist in making a building weatherproof. There are two, primary, possibilities relative to the type of joint adopted: a closed joint, a system that is often applied, or an open 'rainscreen' joint. A lot of care is taken in both procedures. On average, a minimum (nominal) joint width of 16mm and joint depth of 10mm is required for mastic joint filling compounds.