PRESTRESSED CONCRETE ELEMENTS

Precast Prestressed concrete can most easily be defined as pre-compressed concrete. This means that compressive stress is applied into a concrete element before it begins its working life and is positioned to be in areas where tensile stress will develop under working load.

Exeed Precast can design complete structures (such as schools, factories, multistorey car parks, tunnel roofs, water tank roofs, bridges, etc) having prestressed columns, prestressed main girders, prestressed beams, double tee and prestressed concrete slabs.

The Prestressed elements are produced on Exeed Precast’s special 100 meter long pre-stressing beds, where it’s main reinforcement, 7 wire low relaxation strands, are tensioned individually between two abutments by means of a special hydraulic jack, according to the required structural design. Combining quality, economy, speed and flexibility, it is the building material of choice.

ADVANTAGES

LONG SPANS

Long spans of up 45 meters can be achieved for prestressed girders

LIGHTWEIGHT

Reduces self weight of building thereby reducing the lateral load resisting system

TIME SAVING

No time lost waiting for beams to gain strength and beam production in Exeed factories proceeds simultaneously with construction work at site

ECONOMICAL

Less concrete required to meet load requirements

HIGH LOAD CAPACITY

NO FORMWORK REQUIRED