News

Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the precast industry

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txciutEpRH4 Hollowcore Brisbane based Precast Concrete Products has delivered a sustainable flooring solution from their new state of the art hollowcore factory for Grocon's 36-storey office tower on Queen St, Brisbane. The use of hollowcore flooring has resulted in substantial benefits for the project including a less congested and safer...

  http://youtu.be/7s8fdV0LyT4 Ultrafloor Placing 1000m2 a day of precast flooring really helped speed the construction of the Federal Government’s Centrelink headquarters in Canberra. The $140million project was constructed by Multiplex and uses precast loadbearing wall panels, columns, beams and Ultrafloor flooring. Using precast flooring allowed a 3 day cycle...

If you thought precast concrete was just about buildings and civil structures, think again. Well designed, long lasting, durable and low maintenance landscaping products play an important role in the aesthetics and amenity of public areas. With an ever increasing trend towards increasing medium and...

Precaster Members Craig Zinn (Stresscrete), Peter Healy (Hollow Core Concrete) and Richard Lorenzin (Hanson Precast) Provisional Precaster membership is for Australian manufacturers of factory-made precast concrete products, who either wish to experience membership at a reduced cost before making a full Precaster Membership commitment and/or haven't...

ACIF (Australian Construction Industry Forum) in its latest policy paper calls for increased use of offsite manufactured products in construction. It cites the benefits as: Shorter construction times – less lost time due to inclement weather, more reliable supply of components which can be more quickly constructed, and...

'Details for Buildings' is a valuable resource for designers and draftsmen, providing a commentary on the typical details used by the precast concrete industry whilst also highlighting the merits of each detail. Over 50 details are included and are available in PDF format or as a...

National Precast and Adjunct Professor Terry Williamson from The University of Adelaide, have developed a range of R-value Calculators for precast.Calculators have been created for precast sandwich panels, single layer panels and precast flooring and make calculating R-values Simple. Choose from a number of variables...

Amazing Architecture Produced by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education with National Precast, explores the capabilities of the precast industry and showcases the many options which are available to designers and architects. Available in a vast array of shapes, colurs and textures,...

Seventh Annual sustainability awards BPN Established in 2006, the BPN Sustainability Awards were created to encourage and reward Australia's best practice in sustainable building and architecture design. Results will be posted on our website when winners are announced otherwise visit BPN's website link. For more information...

National Precast has spent a considerable amount of time over the last 12 months, speaking with and surveying a huge cross section of architects, engineers and builders.  The results came in and showed that Architects and builders listed case studies as their most preferred method to learn...