AltusGroup adds two established precasters -- including first in Canada -- to growing partnership of innovative companies
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (December 26, 2013) â€” Strescon Limited and Rocky Mountain Prestress have joined AltusGroup to market CarbonCast Enclosure Systems in their respective market areas. Strescon is the first Canadian precaster to join AltusGroupâ€™s ranks. The additions bring the total number of precasters in the organization to 16.
Both precasters will offer CarbonCast High Performance Wall Panels and CarbonCast Insulated Architectural Cladding to complement their existing structural and architectural precast wall products. Both CarbonCast products use C-GRID carbon fiber grid as a shear connector to provide outstanding thermal efficiency and full composite action while maintaining the remarkable aesthetic flexibility of precast concrete.
â€śAdding two established, high-quality companies demonstrates the continuing acceptance of CarbonCast technology among precasters and the entire building team,â€ť said John Carson, executive director of AltusGroup. â€śWe see significant potential in Canada â€“ a strong precast market where thermally efficient walls can lower energy costs. And the addition of Rocky Mountain Prestress will increase the availability of CarbonCast products and specification sales in the Midwest and Mountain States. As the construction industry rebounds, AltusGroup is well positioned with a superior technology and an expanding group of dedicated well recognized producers.â€ť
For over 50 years, StresconÂ has designed, manufactured and installed prestressed/precast architectural, structural and environmental concrete products for the Canadian and American market from its two modern production facilities in Saint John, N.B. and Halifax, N.S. It offers a complete range of precast concrete solutions that include: architectural and insulated wall enclosure panels; hollow core floor and roofing; parking garages; bridge girders, piling and deck slabs for transportation and marine structures; structural framing systems for heavy industrial buildings; arena and stadium components; and, environmental treatment facilities, pipe, manholes, box culverts and tanks. The company uses Tekla 3D modeling software to aid customers in the virtualization of their projects and to facilitate the use of BIM with the design & construction community. Strescon also operates a New England Sales office in Burlington, Mass.
Since 1958, Rocky Mountain Prestress has been a force in the evolution of prestressed and precast concrete structures from its Denver facilities. Rocky Mountain Prestress has become well-known industry-wide for numerous and innovative applications and precast processes. The company specializes in large core & shell commercial projects and their products include high end architectural pieces including architectural load bearing and insulated wall enclosure panels; architectural cladding; precast structural framing systems including their patented thin profile residential system; arena & stadium components, as well as precast core wall systems. Rocky Mountain Prestress also utilizes Tekla 3D modeling software, 3D AutoCad & Revit when required.Â Rocky Mountain Prestress provides preconstruction, engineering, manufacturing, hauling and erection services.
AltusGroup precast concrete manufacturers have installed more than 28 million square feet of CarbonCast wall and deck area on over 700 structures since introducing the technology in 2004.
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award-winning CarbonCastÂ® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing. With more than two dozen structural and architectural locations in the United States, the 16 North American and three international AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they needâ€”and the quality and performance they expectâ€”when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.
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