Can Precast Concrete elements be reused?
Precast concrete members are unique in that they are individually engineered products that can be disassembled. Designers can easily plan future additions to buildings, because the precast concrete components can be rearranged. Once removed, precast concrete members may be reused in other applications. Precast concrete is also friendly to down cycling, in which building materials are broken down, because it comes apart with a minimum amount of energy and retains its original qualities. An example of down cycling would be the use of crushed precast concrete as aggregate in new concrete or as base materials for roads, sidewalks, or concrete slabs.