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Planning, Planning, Planning - Especially When Working in Concrete Construction


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How many times have you gotten almost to the end of a project and had to redo something that should have been planned for in the beginning but you didn't think there was enough time to plan? Have you ever heard the phrase, “measure twice, cut once?" That's what good carpenters say you should do when building something. It's hard to go back and extend a piece of wood you have cut too short. The same manner of thinking should go into most any project. Can you imagine if the manufacturers of precast septic tanks didn't plan out their new tank and had to recall them all because the opening was too big. What a mess there could be when people found out the thing didn't leak.

When doing a project the planning stage is often the most important time of the project and corners shouldn't be cut. Unfortunately, that's the part that managers want to cut the most. You can bet at a place like Tucson precast concrete they take their planning stage very seriously. You can't undo a manufacturing blunder with concrete. It's not like you can reuse the stuff and it's very heavy and hard to get rid of. The same goes for a lot of industries. The picture of two trains meeting on the prairie where one track is the same but the two outside tracks are on opposite sides is very humorous but how frustrating would that really be if it happened.

There was a bridge in Tacoma, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, that was built over a river and they didn't plan for vibration. It's a fascinating study of bridge making and the result was a disaster. The bridge twisted itself apart. They've learned a lot about bridge construction and concrete construction since then. Of course with computers now they can even simulate the winds in a canyon when designing a bridge. That way the bridge may fall apart but it do so in a simulated environment where no one can get hurt and it won't cost millions.

To get the best pre-planned precast concrete tanks go to Tucson precast concrete where they take concrete construction to another level. Go to Jensen Precast for more information.


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