Applies to pre-cast concrete elements of a structure. This includes wall and floor elements, ceilings, staircases, columns and beams. Also, FEC elements can include building service containment routes, window and door openings and possibly thermal insulation.
A factory facility set up near to the construction site, usually to reduce the need for long-distance transportation of preassembled products. Particularly relevant for large scale, often civil engineering or infrastructure projects such as airports or bridges.
A factory-manufactured panel comprising a series of floor joists joined together with trimmers or end-joists to form a load-bearing element of floor construction. Generally used for residential or low to medium-rise buildings and usually steel or timber.
Pre-cast concrete systems can be used to construct foundations rapidly. The elements are usually to a bespoke design and cast in a factory environment.
These systems improve productivity, especially in adverse weather conditions, and reduce the amount of excavation required - particularly advantageous when dealing with contaminated ground.
Offsite foundation techniques also include steel mini piles and helical screw piles.
The term "Frame" typically refers to the structure of a building and may be constructed from many different materials. Also, the term may be used to describe the supporting structure for a pod or other volumetric unit.
This section includes descriptions for several terms related to frames and framing.
Welcome to the Offsite Hub Podcast where we discuss the latest trends and advances in offsite construction technology.
For the latest exclusive offsite information and discussions straight from the leaders of the industry MORE >
Welcome to the Offsite Hub Blog page where you will find exclusive industry content from the pioneers of offsite construction.