Columns & Beams
Precast columns & beams provide a versatile and flexible solution to the structural design of any project thereby offering considerable benefits to all the stakeholders both in terms of time as well as money.
GTC Plus offers a wide array of technical options in both these items which can be used in a variety of applications as detailed below.
Our standard sections for Beams can be designed both with normal as well as Pre-stressed reinforcements and can be designed in various shapes such as rectangular shaped beams, I Girders, L sections and many other project specific shapes / designs. As & when required the beams can also be designed to provide exposed reinforcements for composite structure by taking into account the concrete topping or screed on top. Using pre-stressed strands in beams also enables the usage of beams over a longer span thereby allowing more flexibility & open spaces in the project.
Columns are typically used to support beams and spandrels in the various applications and precast concrete structural systems of all types. They can be typically designed as single-tier or multilevel and in various shapes (rectangular, circular, irregular) and sizes depending on the project requirements. Their sizes and shapes can also be varied to satisfy both architectural and structural requirements of any project.
The use of precast columns in any project is a win-win situation for all stakeholders as they offer a high quality product at extremely fast installation speeds thereby eliminating the need of any kind of shuttering / curing as in the case of traditional methodology.
- Considerable saving in time and cost.
- Better quality & more durable end product (due to controlled off-site production).
- Easy to achieve longer spans using pre-stressed beams.
- Significant reduction in site manpower requirement.
- Better overall site management with increased safety.
Prestressed concrete bridge beams provide a durable, high quality solution for modern road structures. The speed of installation of precast bridge beams is a key benefit when contractors are planning major road developments.
Bridge beams can be used in beam-and-slab, solid slab and voided slab deck types and are suitable for simply supported, continuous and integral spans. GTCPlus precast pre-stressed concrete beams greatly reduce and simplify in-situ concrete construction whilst simultaneously ensuring a high quality, robust structural core.