Project Sustainability


Few industries are moving sustainability forward at a faster rate than precast concrete.  Because of its history as the technical and standard-setting institute for precast/prestressed concrete industry, PCI’s approach to sustainability is to provide based on research and technical knowledge.  Precast/prestressed concrete can contribute to sustainable design in many ways.  It is a versatile and durable material, produced in a factory by highly trained personnel with virtually no waste, under stringent quality control measures.  Precast panels can be quickly erected on the job site with minimal disruption to the site and precast’s thermal mass can save energy and increase comfort.

Some of the sustainable benefits of precast are:

  • Durability and adaptability
  • Thermal mass and energy performance
  • Fire and natural-disaster resistance
  • Air infiltration
  • Abundant, local materials
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Mitigating the urban heat-island effect
  • Resistance to noise
  • Inedibility
  • Energy savings

For more information on sustainability visit PCI or contact one of our experts.