At the “Future of Composites in Construction” trade show, Chomarat and AltusGroup are presenting CarbonCast, their flagship line of reinforced-concrete prefabricated wall panels, reinforced with Chomarat’s C-GRID® carbon-fiber grid. A recent army-hospital project in Georgia is another succesCs story of this innovative product: 18,600 m² (200,000 sq.ft) of precast insulated panels were installed in record time. Come and learn more about it at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago, Stand C 10, on 20-22 June 2017.
The advantages of the CarbonCast line reinforced exclusively with C-GRID®
“Reducing installation time, improving the fire and safety performance, increasing the service life of structures, and cutting energy consumption are crucial criteria in the choice of a CarbonCast solution,” explains AltusGroup Executive Director John Carson.
CarbonCast panels help buildings meet ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for continuous insulation. Thanks to the low thermal conductivity of carbon fiber, C-GRID® reinforced panels offer excellent thermal performance, providing uniform insulation and therefore, a comfortable, energy-efficient building.
The carbon grid developed by Chomarat replaces conventional wythe connectors and wire-mesh reinforcement. The grid’s corrosion-proof properties make it possible to decrease the thickness of the concrete, rendering the prefabricated panels lighter in weight than standard prefabricated panels. Thus, to produce, transport and assemble the panels, less cement and raw materials are required, and less energy is consumed.
Success in the United States
One of the latest successes of CarbonCast in the United States is the Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Ga., with more than 18,600 square meters of prefabricated panels. “The contractor decided on CarbonCast insulated panels; otherwise the hospital project could never have been finished on time with another system. We take pride in the knowledge that C-GRID® provides a durable, cost-effective solution for a large number of buildings in the United States,” says John Leatham, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chomarat North America.
Since AltusGroup was established in 2004, more than 3.7 million square metrers of C-GRID® reinforced insulated wall panels, cylindrical piles and Double Tee components have been installed in 1,200 different projects.
Visit the Chomarat & AltusGroup stand C 10. Attend the presentation given by AltusGroup Executive Director John Carson. June 21, 2017 · 3:20 PM · McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago, USA.
The first-ever national partnership of precast companies dedicated to “innovation powered by collaboration,” AltusGroup challenges the industry’s brightest minds to speed the development and perfection of precast technologies that improve the built environment. Products include the award-winning CarbonCast® line of products featuring C-GRID carbon fiber grid reinforcing and ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels for rainscreens and other applications. AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of manufacturing plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need—and the quality and performance they expect. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.
Established in 1898, Chomarat is an international industrial textile group, involved in three businesses: Composite Reinforcements, Construction Reinforcements, and Coatings & Films/Textiles. The privately held company operates in France, Tunisia, the United States and China to service its global customers. Chomarat leads a bold innovation strategy, rising to challenges and developing materials for the future. The Group invests in new technologies and participates in collaborative research programs with universities and technical centres worldwide. Chomarat offers its robust technical know-how and experience in complex technologies in fields ranging from automotive and aerospace to sports, energy, marine and construction, and also in markets requiring creativity and expertise, like luxury goods.