Automation in Construction Using Precast Panel

The precast installation consists of connecting separate components of the building construction in one region. These precast panels enable quick and easy construction of building structures as beams and walls usually remain the same. Sewage, cemetery walls, drainage sewage pipes make use of such units. 

The types of moldings for precast include plastic, steel, timber, fiberglass, or rubber. Installation of precast in construction has some advantages as they are durable, efficient, and ready-made, making them economical and easy to install or use. It is also suitable for any structure construction project and sustainable over a long period. 

Construction Industry

As the construction industry consistently proliferates across the globe and since most construction projects demand a shorter duration period, most builders prefer the installation of precast. Most of these panels have undergone testing, and some are immune to hazardous materials and natural disasters. They are being transported, lifted, and connected, like building blocks. 

There are various factors to consider when using precast panels in the construction project, such as ease of handling, smooth erection, safe design, and a trouble-free demolition if a situation arises. The precast material should meet the safety and quality standards specified by local government building codes.

The engineer and architects would have to look at the erection and structure-related aspects. Other factors that need to consider on precast installation are efficient erection, stability, strength capacity, and more. During the installation, it should ensure the safety of the personnel involved. Meanwhile, the worker should have proper training and experience in precast installation. 

Precast Automation

Some companies offer fully automated concrete precast panel production, providing top-rate precast quality and capacity. It reduces operating costs through optimized production, careful design process, individually tailored solutions, and automation technologies. 

These fully automated precast panels optimize precast production from the building plan design up to the construction site. It also features advanced software, state-of-the-art production machinery, modern table circulation, and automatic cover planning, controlling, and monitoring, making the building construction process more quick and easy. 

These automated precast processes offer straightforward material management and optimization and directly synchronize with information product design, and the production execution shows the number of products all the time. The line operations are controlled and monitored from one central location with real-time data production for any required adjustments, such as incorporating valuable building components like heavy-duty access doors that need some measurement adjustment. The system shows the finished product location and no time for unnecessary tracking. 

These are several advantages in using automated concrete precast building construction:

  • The precast elements concurrently help to commence early site work.
  • Minimize scaffolding and propping costs
  • Help to expedite construction projects.
  • Significantly reduce time on site.
  • The uninterrupted and continuous erection of precast in the project helps to fast-track schedules in construction.
  • During precast installation, the off-site manufacturing and onsite construction can overlap and help to reduce site construction time.
  • Reduce tools and materials stored on site.
  • Minimizes site defects
  • Its concrete curing time will not affect the project’s time frame as most precast panels products are trafficable after the installation.
  • Help to lower labor costs in the site 
  • Help to reduce project cost from reduced build time.
  • Shorter project times and early revenue receipts 
  • The uninterrupted and continuous erection of precast in the project helps to fast-track schedules in construction.
  • The precast installation uses advanced connection technology and can proceed safely and swiftly with expert erectors in almost any weather condition.
  • Significant cost savings 


Concrete precast allows increased consistency and accuracy of building reinforcement than traditional construction. Its accuracy of placement reinforcement provides the same durability level in the structure. 

It offers an advantage in pacing mature concrete to its loading and service environment. The concrete precast ensures its best when exposed to aggressive loads. Traditional concrete construction cannot carry load immediately and requires scaffolds, propping, and time to age. It prevents creep under design load at an early age of the concrete that will cause deflection in the structure permanently.  

Precast concrete is very famous in low and mid-rise buildings as it offers superior sound control and fire resistance. With various aggregates finishes and shapes, precast panels provide multiple options, reduce onsite installation costs, staging, and time, and significantly help with a shorter construction project duration.