Couche-Tard convenience stores would like to reduce the construction time of a convenience store by several weeks. By choosing the Total Concept Concrete Precast System, this was possible. Regardless of the temperature, the installation of the concrete elements continues to take place. The panels come from the factories of Saramac and Schokbeton, already incorporating the insulation as well as the electrical boxes or other insertions in the walls.
The elements are assembled together by welding and/or mortar and temporarily supported on a precast slab in place.
No separate or additionnal structure is required. Concrete panels have a dual role:
1. Structural: they are the ones which support the structural loads and transfer them to the foundation;
2. Architectural: they can incorporate all required finishes as well as thermal insulation. Here, it is brick or fake stone.