5 reasons GCs should consider promoting precast on their next jobsite

Posted on November 12, 2020

  1. Control over your jobsite and schedule. With offsite production, pieces are poured and cured in a controlled environment and then stored offsite until they are headed to a particular jobsite. This means you get a high-quality product that requires less onsite labor and has less impact on the construction site. Remember, “Time Is Money.”
  2. Precast building systems can be installed by a relatively small crew in a timely manner. This means fewer trades on site and fewer safety risks. Precast also takes some of the worker-safety liability away from the general contractor thanks to off-site production.
  3. Along with our high quality products, Wells provides a high level of service. With each project Wells designates a specific project manager to see projects through, starting with contract documents all the way until the final checklist has been complete. This results in smooth supplier coordination and logistics, good communication, product knowledge, and product service.
  4. Structural & architectural precast products are typically hoisted from a transport truck by crane and set into final position ready for service, thus eliminating the need for on-site laydown areas, where space is precious.
  5. Precast concrete virtually eliminates weather-related construction delays. Due to our geographic location weather is one of a general contractor’s greatest nemeses. It is uncontrollable and can completely ruin a project schedule. Since a big part of being a GC is managing risk, it makes a lot of sense to eliminate some of the uncertainty.