The new precast ground beam option is designed to be linked to Aarsleff's own piling system but can also be installed with other piling methods.
Suitable for residential-type development applications, the Centrum Ground Beam system is meant to replace the in-situ construction of ground beams, which are typically installed by follow-on trades.
According to Aarsleff, the system can be designed to suit specific building loads, eliminating the need to rely on ground capacity, and thus reducing the risk of foundation failure. Additionally, ground beams can be set at higher levels, thereby removing under-build costs and requiring less excavation work.
Aarsleff also stated that the system can be installed up to five-times faster than cast in-situ methods, easing preliminary costs and bringing a number of environmental benefits.