3 main advantages of using prefabricated elements in constructionDimitrije Ostojic
Prefabricated elements or previously prepared construction elements have been present in this industry for a long time. They have been used since last century, originally with a relatively bad reputation, which has, deservingly, changed by now. Today, prefabricated elements are used a lot and for the most varied types of facilities.
They are especially convenient for construction in urban areas, where it is difficult to use heavy mechanization and the work space is very limited.
In situations when construction encompasses the application of many same pieces that need to be upgraded, such as concrete and steel elements, the use of prefabricated elements has proven to be an excellent solution. Not only is the whole process faster, but it also creates numerous advantages, savings at various levels and easier execution of works.
If we look at the use of prefabricated elements more closely, we can single out certain advantages and classify them into these categories.
- Lower construction costs:prefabricated elements are manufactured in facilities and factories which already feature all the necessary mechanisation and staff, whose presence on the construction site is not necessary. This lowers the costs by up to 20% and human resources are also used more economically.
- Faster construction: prefabricated elements are not only ready-made, but also manufactured with already prepared parts and mechanisms that make their assembly easier. This speeds up the construction process and increases construction capacities.
- Security and safety: the use of ready-made construction elements lowers the number of processes that would take place on the construction site, thus also lowering the chances of accidents and injuries occurring. Fewer cranes and fewer scaffolds that construction workers walk on mean better security and safety.
Apart from financial savings and shorter construction process, prefabricated elements also offer almost limitless utilisation options. They can be used for the construction of industrial facilities, warehouses, production facilities and facilities such as health centres and business offices with more than 5 storeys.
If you wish to find out more about prefabricated elements and how you can use them in your projects, feel free to call us or schedule a free consultation session. We can offer an integral solution, from the design and manufacturing to the execution of works.