PCE’s Hybrid offsite design and build method is a system for all seasons
The aerial image shows an overview of the new Kingston University Town House project near London as Autumn sets in across the UK capital.
Offsite manufactured precast concrete elements are now being assembled as part of the new auditorium.
PCE Ltd worked with Willmott Dixon during the tender phase to develop an offsite fabricated hybrid solution for the concrete frame, the majority of which is exposed and requires a high standard of finish with architectural finished concrete being used for 175 external mullion and spandrel panels and over 300 beams and columns.
Hybrid construction benefits
The Hybrid offsite construction techniques employed by PCE on this project demonstrates a number of key benefits to both the customer and Main Contractor, including
- A faster construction speed
- Prelim savings
- A significant reduction of site labour requirements
- Enhanced Health and Safety, with H&S measures being incorporated into products manufactured offsite
- Better quality construction due to offsite manufacture
- A significant reduction in temporary works and deliveries to site
- Greatly enhanced programme monitoring from initiation of design through to completion of works on site giving certainty of project delivery.