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Rocky Mountain Prestress specializes in manufacturing precast/prestressed concrete products for all types of structural systems. Our precast concrete products are primarily pin-ended structures, reducing or eliminating the need for temporary shoring.
Manufactured with structural grey concrete, these elements make up the structural system of the building and are usually concealed once the project is complete.
- Double Tees: These are a precaster’s typical floor framing member. They come 10’-0 to 12’-0 wide and vary in depth from 10” to 40”. Double Tees are a prestressed product that can achieve longer spans with shallower depths than steel. Double tees typically require 3” of cast-in-place topping, which becomes part of the structural system.
- Beams and Columns: Precast beams and columns support the double-tee floor framing. Precast beams are prestressed and come in various configurations and depths. Precast columns are typically square and range in size from 12” to 36”. Custom sizing is available.
- Core Walls and Shear Walls: Precast wall panels are necessary building elements that aid in the lateral stability of the structure. Shear walls can be placed strategically to avoid interfering with space or program planning.
Flat Slabs or Plank
Flat slabs are used for stair landings and lids, as well as balcony members. Planks are another type of floor framing that work well for shorter spans with limited clear height requirements. Precast planks can be mildly reinforced or prestressed.
- Stairs: Precast stairs can be incorporated into a total precast framing system. These elements go up with the building, which provides immediate construction access for all trades to each level of the building.
- Girders: Precast girders are utilized for private, public roads and railroad bridges. We produce bulb-T girders, box girders and solid slab girders.
These exterior architectural elements are typically made with white cement and pigments. They come in a variety of finishes, profiles and textures and can be load-bearing or non-load bearing. Integral brick veneer, glazed masonry and stone textures are commonly incorporated into enclosure elements.
- Wall Panels: Wall panels can be horizontal or vertical with punched window openings. In response to a recent change in the energy code that calls for continuous insulation, our designers request precast sandwich panels with integral insulation. Insulated wall panels can easily achieve R-values well over R-20.
- Spandrels: Spandrel panels are frequently used with precast columns in a ribbon window design. They are typically located at the floor line, span from column to column, and measure 5’-0 to 7’-0 tall and 6” – 10” thick.
- Columns: Precast columns can accommodate architectural finishes on all sides.