Precast concrete is a very effective alternative when there are steel embedments or complicated shapes that would require dewatering for a successful placement. Brennan can design and place precast concrete sections that can lead to significant cost savings. In some cases, this method can also eliminate the use of installing a cofferdam by using underwater construction methods for placement.
This method is especially valuable when armor, insulation, or other inserts have to be embedded in the concrete. The resultant product can reduce freeze-thaw concerns when securely attached to existing concrete with non-shrink grout. Our engineers have the capabilities to work with clients on developing a precast concrete placement plan using 3D modeling techniques. This can result in a significant cost savings because it provides an alternative to the traditional approach of completely dewatering the construction area.