Precast Concrete VS Hollow Blocks
Precast concrete is a construction product produced by casting concrete in a reusable mold or “form” which is then cured in a controlled environment, transported to the construction site and lifted into place. In contrast, standard concrete is poured into site-specific forms and cured on site
Hollow Blocks / Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) – also called concrete brick, concrete block, cement block, besser block, breeze block and cinder block – is a large rectangular brick used in construction.
PRO-FRIENDS ENSURES HOUSE SAFETY WITH SOUND TECHNOLOGY
By: Janica Monick Riego Business Mirror Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Lower-and medium market housing developer Property of Company of Friends (PRO-FRIENDS) assures its current and prospective residents once again of quality homes with a reinforced concrete technology system used in their developments.
PRO-FRIENDS, one of the fastest growing real estate developers in the Philippines, ensures the safety and security of Filipino families amidst the country’s unpredictable climate. Such volatility requires homes to be made of sturdy materials that can withstand even the most severe weather conditions, and this is what PRO-FRIENDS strictly adheres to.
For more than a decade already, homes developed by PRO-FRIENDS are constructed using reinforced concrete technology, where the structure of the wall panels are manufactured with enhanced forms, custom-formulated ready-mix concrete and components designed by PRO-FRIENDS itself.
With the technology’s durability of 2,000 pounds per square inch (psi), compared to the traditional concrete hollow block’s 400 to 700 psi, this reinforced concrete technology is significantly less dependent on manual intervention, resulting in less errors and wastage. More importantly, homes constructed with this technology are sure to withstand typhoons, earthquakes, and other natural calamities.
The reinforced concrete technology is now on its eight generation of improvement, proving further PRO-FRIENDS commitment to provide Filipinos quality and secure homes.