In a new report, Cleveland market researcher Freedonia Group projects hardscape unit demand increasing 5.4 percent annually through 2023, driven especially by consumer interest in higher value offerings like concrete plank
pavers that resemble wood, along with permeable interlocking concrete, natural stone or porcelain pavers.
The buildings feature two stories made from precast concrete plank
- on the ceiling of the first story units and the floor of the second story units.
The structural system consists of metal stud bearing walls with concrete plank
After crossing the stile and concrete plank
bridge, we head across the field towards the farm buildings.
The building is masonry and concrete plank
construction with a brick facade.
Proof of the plant's success is in its numbers, management notes: Since opening the facility in June 1995, Gate's Oxford plant has fabricated 11 million square feet of architectural precast concrete and 18 million square feet of hollow core concrete plank
. The plant is SHARP and PCI (Al, C2) certified.
The contract requires Oldcastle Precast to supply 185,000 square feet of 8" & 10" Hollowcore precast concrete plank
for the floor units, 95,000 square feet of exterior finished, insulated, load bearing precast wall panels, 52,000 SF of interior load bearing solid precast wall, as well as various precast stairs, landings, beams and lintels used in the construction of the dormitory buildings.
The structural system features metal stud bearing walls with concrete plank
The steel structural system includes pre-cast with concrete plank