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Precast concrete construction offers a world of benefits and advantages. The versatility of precast concrete speaks for itself when you look at the various places and ways it can be used, but there are plenty of other reasons why precast concrete is the best way to go when it comes to meeting your building requirements.
4 Reasons to use precast concrete
· Eco friendly. When you compare this to other building materials, the impact on the environment is greatly minimized as precast concrete is made of all natural, raw materials.
· Comfort. Precast concrete possesses properties that allow for more constant temperature regulation in both hot and cold climates.
· Safety. Concrete does not burn and so will prevent the spread of fire. It is also strong and durable enough to withstand the elements.
· Optimization. Advanced technologies are used in the forming of precast concrete in order to create a product that is far superior to concrete that is cast on site. Before a unit is used, it’s quality is checked and guaranteed.
Fibrebond has more than 3 decades worth of experience when it comes to producing top quality precast concrete for building. No matter what your requirements, you can rely on their expert products and services to guarantee a world class finished project.
To learn more about the uses of precast concrete, what we do, and how precast concrete can benefit you, contact us today!
Last updated 22 days ago
Schools face a lot of costs to keep their buildings maintained properly. With the growing population, more and more schools are needed to keep up with the demand, and this can get very expensive. Pre-cast concrete is the answer to this. Read on to find out why pre-fabricated concrete is perfect for school construction.
1. Pre-cast concrete provides a quiet learning environment
Concrete has a wonderful way of keeping noise out. It is not 100% soundproof, but it is very effective, which makes it the perfect material for school construction. Children can concentrate on lessons without the interruption of other classrooms or loud traffic.
2. Concrete is extremely durable
When schools are built, they are built with the intention of being around for a very long time. Concrete withstands extreme weather conditions and isn’t prone to damage. And because each piece of the building is made in a factory, there is little risk of construction errors or mishaps.
3. Pre-cast concrete construction is fast-tracked
Since each module is assembled in a controlled environment and then delivered to site, interruptions to existing campus operations are minimized and the impact of weather delays are eliminated.
4. Pre-cast concrete is cost-effective
Schools already have a lot of expenses: teachers; equipment; facilities and books, to name a few. Not only is pre-cast concrete durable and hard-wearing, but it is also consistent with the costs of standard construction methods.
If you work in the education field, find out more about Fibrebond and our amazing work with K-12 Education school construction. Fibrebond specializes in pre-fabricated concrete, building telecom shelters and housing for power facilities. Contact us today!
Last updated 29 days ago
MINDEN, La. – Fibrebond has completed the purchase of an 187,000-square-foot production facility once operated by International Paper and Temple-Inland. With the acquisition of the new facility, Fibrebond will have more than 500,000 square feet of production space on 180 contiguous acres in Minden.
“With the purchase of the new facility, we are excited to turn our focus now to renovating and occupying the space. This acquisition is key to our growth and diversification plan for the coming years,” said Fibrebond CFO Graham Walker. “While we are experiencing unprecedented demand in our core markets, we are also developing new markets where we can design and manufacture integrated solutions around our customers’ sensitive, mission-critical equipment.”
Fibrebond will use the space for both production and warehousing customers’ mission-critical equipment. The expansion will allow the company to meet current demand in its telecom and solar markets, while executing its diversification strategy.
The company entered into an agreement with the State of Louisiana to create 225 new direct jobs after acquiring the dormant container mill adjacent to Fibrebond’s existing manufacturing site. Fibrebond is making $6.0 million capital investment to purchase and renovate the newly-acquired space. In addition to the 225 new direct jobs, Louisiana Economic Development estimates the expansion will result in an additional 235 new indirect jobs, for a total of 460 new jobs in Northwest Louisiana. The company also will retain 470 existing employees at its Minden headquarters and manufacturing operations.
Fibrebond is immediately starting its renovation and construction work with a target completion date of December 2014. Architect Bryan Yeates, with Bledsoe Architects in Shreveport, has been hired for the project. Hiring also has commenced in conjunction with the construction phase, and the company expects to create 100 new jobs this year, ramping up to 175 new jobs by 2016 and the full employment of 225 new jobs by 2018.
Founded in 1982, Fibrebond has produced tens of thousands of customized concrete shelters for industrial and institutional customers. Precast utility shelters for the telecommunications industry spurred its early growth, and the telecommunications sector continues to be a mainstay for the company. Other leading customers include the energy, education and corrections sectors.
Fibrebond has continually owned and operated its manufacturing facility in Minden, La. The company has been family-owned and operated throughout its history. Fibrebond specializes in the manufacturing of concrete and steel structures for use as telecommunications and cell phone tower outer buildings, large- scale utility projects, and educational and correctional space in the institutional market. For more information, visit www.fibrebond.com.
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"Putting the Key Pieces Together, Ahead of Time"
Many contractors and industry consultants are embracing prefab practices but remain disappointed with their slow acceptance.
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Telecom shelters are used to house equipment that is worth sometimes millions of dollars. This is why these shelters need to made of sturdy materials that won’t need constant repairs. Pre-fabricated concrete is the perfect solution for a number of reasons. Read on to find out why you should use pre-fabricated concrete for your telecom shelters.
Pre-fabricated concrete is strong
Let’s face it: concrete a tough substance, so it makes sense that a shelter made entirely out of this material is built to last. Besides that, each piece is made in a factory under strict quality-control, so you know the final product is of the best possible quality without much risk of “on the job” mishaps and mistakes.
Construction is fast
When you have that kind of expensive equipment out in the opening, it’s important make sure the shelter is up and ready in as quick a time as possible. Pre-fabricated concrete makes this easy. As mentioned before, each piece is made in a factory, so it’s simply a matter of fitting the pieces together on the construction site.
It will save you money
Built to last, and quick to build, you would think pre-fabricated concrete constructions would be costly. But in fact, using a pre-cast concrete shelter will in fact save you money. Not only are you saving on maintenance costs, but the man-hours used to build it will be low too. Not to mention the money you will save not having to repair expensive equipment that usually would be vulnerable to bad weather conditions and theft.
If you’re convinced on the benefits of pre-cast concrete for your telecom shelter, contact Fibrebond today. Pre-fabricated concrete is our specialty and we pride ourselves on our workmanship. We also offer solutions for power stations, schools as well as repair and correction services. Get in touch today!