Commercial real estate firms need to adapt to the ever-changing landscape. Today, that means making use of hybrid building technologies in construction projects. Doing so can effectively save you a lot more time and money in the long run.
These technologies utilize multiple resources to make projects more sustainable in addition to reducing costs. They’ll also help maximize efficiency in the long run, minimizing the amount of time needed to complete your projects.
Hybrid buildings typically consist of a combination of the following three building materials:
- Precast concrete
- Structural steel
- Cast-in-place concrete
These technologies are typically reserved for buildings that stand from 7 to 12 stories tall.
Saving Time & Money
There are several ways to save both time and money using hybrid building technologies. These include:
One of the key advantages of using hybrid building technology is the ability to make use of pre-fabricated solutions. In many cases, construction firms will choose to utilize pre-fabricated concrete panels that are manufactured off-site, which can save your firm some time that’s better spent on other aspects of your business.
With the use of pre-fabrication, time is never wasted waiting for concrete to dry or settle, and and you can have all materials manufactured offsite to help save more space and money. Ultimately, this will help significantly reduce downtime and costs. A combination of precast concrete solutions and other hybrid technology can further increase the overall sustainability of your project.
Hybrid building technologies can also reduce waste in a big way, as standard concrete is typically very wasteful. Using multiple building technologies in one solution can pave the way to success. Every part of the building is designed to optimize both efficiency and performance. With waste removed from the overall construction process, you can save a lot more money.
We know that concrete is heavy. This means that if you choose to build a building only using this material, you’ll be creating a structure with a lot of mass. Using hybrid building technologies, you can experience significant weight savings in addition to lowered costs.
Through the mixing of multiple building materials instead of only building with concrete, you’ll eliminate the need to use excessive concrete, along with the need for extensive foundation, further saving you time and money without these requirements.
In the end, this innovative technology will give you what you need to get the most from the construction process, as one of the best ways to save money, reduce downtime, and create a building that’s consistently sustainable.