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To Analysis the Meritorious Advantages of Precast Structure over Cast In Situ Building Construction In Allied With Time And Cost At Mumbai Region | Original Article

Desai Sandeep Tukaram*, U. J. Phatak, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Most construction projects use cast-in-place concrete, in which the wet mixture is poured and formed directly at the construction site. Since this often takes place on a construction site, the term site cast concrete has become the standard. An analogy is drawn to the usage of precast concrete, in which pieces are cast off-site and then transported to the construction site. Concrete for on-site casting is often delivered using the iconic revolving-barrel concrete mixer trucks. In a centralized batching plant, where stricter quality control over the components may be maintained, the mixture is prepared. At every stage of the process—from transport to the site to proper mixing in the truck to unloading and depositing in the forms and handling for placement, finishing, and curing—the level of responsibility and competence exercised by the people involved is vital. Extreme steps may need to be taken to ensure close monitoring of each stage of production if accessibility and weather at the work site have a major influence on the quality of the work. While the focus here is not on construction management or procedures, a basic understanding of these topics would aid in the creation of workable designs for concrete buildings. Cast-in-place concrete and precast concrete are two competing construction techniques supplied by various contractors for the structural elements, and a breakeven formula is established to help evaluate and pick the best solution. The criteria for selection is the one that will have the least financial impact. The quantity of works, in this case concrete, is taken into account apart from other factors. Finding that the transportation and shifting cost of Precast components significantly impacted the entire cost of construction, this research aims to help decision-makers and engineers analyze both concrete building approaches early in the construction planning stage.