Are You Ready?U.S. demand for precast concrete is forecast to rise 3.8% annually through 2022, primarily driven by the commercial building market as it accounts for half the total precast concrete demand and will be the largest single share of sales.
— Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway Company
Structural building components targeted for the commercial building market, including prefabricated and modular building systems, are the largest precast concrete product segment and will likely remain so in 2022. What do these projections mean to the precast industry and to your bottom line?
Simple, get ready to be selling, designing, producing and installing more prefabricated/modular building structures throughout the United States. It also means black ink, an increased workload, with an estimated reward of an additional one-quarter of a billion dollars shared annually across the industry. Are you ready?
WHAT IS DRIVING THE SALES INCREASE?
According to Modular Building Institute Executive Director Tom Hardiman, ‘the 2008 recession benefitted the precast industry – many skilled laborers left the construction industry and didn’t return; in order to compensate, construction processes began to automate. This loss of skilled labor combined with developers needing to find greater efficiency has made prefabricated buildings more appealing’.
HOW CAN DELTA PRECAST MEET YOUR MODULAR BUILDING DESIGN NEEDS?
The industry trends outlined above are no surprise to Delta Precast as the amount of precast modular building projects we have completed in the last five years has doubled. This growth is due in part to our on-going relationship with Easi-Set Worldwide, an industry leader setting the standards with innovative, award-winning precast concrete modular buildings.
Easi-set and Delta Precast have developed a streamlined process for the design to manufacturing process, enabling us to guarantee a 5-7 day project turnaround, all to save time and expedite the project for our Easi-Set producers.
Delta Precast’s design portfolio is dynamic and includes structures for water/wastewater treatment plants, utility-shelters, sub-stations, parks, and recreation- bathrooms, concession stands, press boxes, custom designs and more. We Are Ready!
WHAT ABOUT MEP?
Delta Precast is prepared to provide expert precast modular building design services, but did you know we also offer expert mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design services as well? That’s right, if your project requires MEP design, our parent company Delta Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors is available to assist with any type or size project. We are full-service!
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF PREFABRICATED PRECAST
CONCRETE MODULAR BUILDINGS?
- Lower Costs
- Faster Installation
- Construction – Not Weather Dependent
- Low Maintenance
- Fully Functional Upon Delivery
- Enhanced Quality Control
- Transportation Restrictions
- Size/Weight Limitations
- Not Ideal for Future Reconfigurations
- Negative Site Barriers
IS DESIGN EXPERTISE IMPORTANT?
Delta Precast has been your precast engineering solution for more than 25 years, we are experts in the industry, serving our customers with accurate, responsive and fast service, no matter the project. Many firms have excellent, licensed structural engineers, but they probably lack staff who have the breadth of knowledge and expertise, who understand all the associated details and questions to ask when designing within this niche construction landscape. An appropriate analogy may the difference between hiring a ‘rough’ carpenter versus a ‘finish’ carpenter to complete your custom kitchen. Both carpenters are skilled at what they do, but the ‘rough’ carpenter lacks the specific expertise to execute some of the necessary finish details, resulting in a project with potential change orders, additional time and cost.
Delta Precast’s staff member John Wake has quickly become a specialist in modular precast concrete building design. John is a structural engineer and a ‘finish’ carpenter when it comes to the details of your modular precast concrete building projects. You can learn more about John Wake in our Meet the Staff segment in this month’s newsletter.
There will not be a market or application left untouched from the precast concrete revolution. Prefabricated, precast concrete modular buildings are leading the way, providing durable, cost-effective, easier, faster installations to clients across the country. Delta Precast is Ready…Are You?