from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Relating to or being a structural member, especially of concrete, that has been cast into form before being transported to its site of installation.
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Castpreviously in another location.
- noun Structural members made of concrete, ready for installation.
- verb To cast in a location other than where to be installed.
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- adjective of structural members especially of concrete; cast into form before being transported to the site of installation
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Construction will be much easier if the lintels are "precast": that is, made in advance and then placed in the wall like a brick.
Therefore viaduct spans have been constructed using various construction methods depending on the nature of the site, such as precast segment method using gantry cranes, and the balanced cantilever method.
Mountain said they were precast panels for the footers.
Some precast concrete foundation systems are routinely installed without a poured concrete footer.
New construction tends toward block and precast; both of which are terrible there; they quickly absorb heat, but do not hold it.
The roofs in the Lake Chapala region are usually a roof structure of masonry materials that are typically bóveda (bricks arched between beams), bovedilla (precast blocks between supporting beams) or concrete slabs (with two way steel reinforcement).
The outside rings are made of precast concrete, similar to those usually seen in culverts.
The building is made of precast concrete elements with aluminium cladding on the roof and rounded facades.
The outside rings are made of precast concrete, similar to those usually seen in culverts. - via [...]
We don't so much gild the lily as crumple the lily in our fist, stuff it in the back pocket of our jeans and replace it with a functional precast concrete structure that we can grow a hedge in front of.