Group confirms commitment to precast industry and being an agent for innovation
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (March 5, 2014) – AltusGroup, a network of 16 North American precast concrete manufacturers, has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) as a Supplier Associate Company. AltusGroup’s participation in PCI provides another opportunity for it to participate in industry marketing and educational efforts as well as taking an active role in standards development and research.
“PCI’s current marketing effort is geared to ‘high performance precast’ and we feel like we are very much aligned with that position,” said John Carson, executive director of AltusGroup. “Our innovative CarbonCast technology with carbon fiber grid shear trusses and reinforcing represents a major advance in the design and production of precast concrete walls and double tees and is state of the art technology. We are contributing to the precast success story and want to add our voice to the industry’s ongoing efforts.”
PCI’s Supplier and Services Associate Members like AltusGroup include firms that are engaged in supplying goods or services that are used by the industry in the development or production of industry products. As a requirement of AltusGroup membership, all of the network’s 16 member precasters are members of PCI or its Canadian counterpart, CPCI.
AltusGroup precasters market CarbonCast Enclosure Systems and CarbonCast Double Tees in addition to conventional precast products. CarbonCast products use C-GRID® carbon fiber grid connectors and reinforcing elements. An advanced generation, high-performance precast product, CarbonCast Enclosure Systems have clear durability and sustainability advantages that have contributed to its acceptance. The need for continuous insulation to meet ASHRAE 90.1 energy codes makes CarbonCast especially appealing to architects and owners. And the corrosion resistance of C-GRID provides peace of mind for garage owners who are looking for double tee flanges that stand the test of time.
AltusGroup precast concrete manufacturers have installed more than 28 million square feet of CarbonCast wall and deck surface area on over 700 structures since introducing the technology in 2004.
The first-ever international partnership of precast companies, AltusGroup was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and market precast innovations such as the award-winning CarbonCast® 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 need—and the quality and performance they expect—when they select CarbonCast products. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.
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