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In any format, the advantages of precast benefit every member of the construction team, but especially the owner, whose goals are always paramount.
Speed to market is one of the largest benefits to the owner. With precast construction the amount of time the construction team is onsite actually building can be reduced since all precast products can be produced off site, shipped to the project location, and erected per the delivery schedule. Just-in-time shipping reduces congestion of deliveries for smaller metro jobsites, which in turn reduces scheduling delays. In northern climates, reduced costs for heating and hoarding are easily accomplished with all precast being made off site at a temperature-controlled facility, then erected in the winter months. Increasing speed to market can also help in reduction of construction loan interest being accrued by a shorter construction cycle.
VP of Project Management