Originally Posted by Calgarian
LOL, I meant PC concrete is pretty rare and CIP concrete is the norm. The only buildings built out of pre-cast in Calgary are warehouses and cheap little office buildings.
if PC = poured concrete and CIP = cast in place (concrete) then they are exactly the same thing!
each has it's advantages/disadvantages. cost is not necessarily the reason to use either.
All concrete is initially poured, then cured(dried).
in an off-site (controlled environment) facility /or not in it's final location -and is sometimes called 'pre-engineered'
is served up the good old fashioned way; build a form or cast on site and the wet concrete is poured in on site, allowed to cure, forms later removed, presto!
this is painfully basic information. you should know this by 2nd grade.