SPECIFIER RESOURCESChoose Precast
The ease, efficiency and resilience of precast concrete makes it the ideal construction material for projects that endure for generations.
The Solid Choice
No matter the size or scope of your next project, precast concrete is the perfect solution to meet your needs, budget and schedule.
Life-cycle costs encompass initial production, installation, maintenance, repair and overall service life of a structure. Precast concrete is a high-performance material that provides the strength, resilience, long-term durability and the efficient installation required for a low life cycle cost.
Precast products arrive reinforced and finished – ready for easy and efficient installation. They can be delivered “just in time” so units are lifted directly into place. This eliminates the need for onsite storage space, unnecessary handling or waiting for favorable weather conditions.
Precast concrete is strong, durable and resilient. It can be designed to meet load requirements and structural specifications. Precast products are built exceed the long-term demands of high-performance structures with the ability to resist impact, weather, water, fire, corrosion, temperature and more.
Precast concrete is made from a range of materials that can be combined to produce specific properties based on the application. It provides an incredible array of colors, forms, finishes and textures. Sensors and other components can be cast within a structure, integrating technology and utilities.
Specify with Confidence
Specifiers rely on NPCA to provide qualified evaluations of precast operations to ensure manufacturers maintain the highest industry standards. Today, more than 75% of DOTs recognize the NPCA Plant Certification, and there are more than 375 NPCA-certified plans in North America.
Proven Precast Solutions
Precast concrete products are the backbone of our infrastructure. Learn more about their role in these aspects of our communities:
Whether you’re looking for information on precast concrete products, standards and specifications, or precast case studies or have a technical question, NPCA provides the resources you need to complete your project.