Every precaster has heard it before. Why choose precast instead of (insert competing product name)?
It’s a valid question specifiers need to ask when doing their research. The response? It’s almost always true that precast will result in a costs savings over the lifetime of the product while providing a high quality and, if needed, aesthetically pleasing result for external applications.
In articles published in NCPA magazines in 2004 and 2007, author Robert Menard discusses the real cost of construction in what he calls Total Cost of Owner (TCO). The four components that make up TCO include quality, service, delivery and price.
With TCO in mind, as well as the other advantages of precast, the cost no longer equals the price.