AltusGroup, a partnership of 20 North American precasters dedicated to innovation in precast concrete, will be showcasing Graphic Concrete, ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels and CarbonCast Enclosure Systems at the American Institute of Architects Expo, June 21-22, 2018, Javits Center, New York City.
AltusGroup’s booth (#1475) will feature Graphic Concrete, a patented technology that has been used in hundreds of projects across Europe, the Nordics and Australia. Available exclusively in North America through AltusGroup precasters, Graphic Concrete technology allows architects to impart durable patterns and images onto precast surfaces such as facades, walls, spandrels and soundwalls. The technology transfers patterns—custom or stock—as a surface retarder via a membrane placed at the bottom of the form. (Watch a Graphic Concrete video.)
ARCIS panels are engineered and configured for rainscreen façades, decking and other applications where architects desire the strength of precast concrete in a remarkably lightweight configuration. The versatile, flexible, durable and aesthetically pleasing panels range from only .75” to 2” in thickness. Patented ARCIS panels use non-corrosive, high-strength, aerospace-grade stainless steel prestressing and a novel manufacturing process to ensure strength, crack control and superior durability.
These two new technologies complement AltusGroup’s CarbonCast insulated exterior wall offerings, which feature carbon fiber grid wythe connectors to deliver continuous insulation and full composite, load-bearing performance. CarbonCast has been used on nearly 500 projects nationwide.
Representatives from High Concrete Group LLC, an AltusGroup founding member, will share booth space to highlight their expertise in delivering these next-generation precast technologies including ThinCast® made using ARCIS technology including Graphic Concrete. AltusGroup Innovation Partner Architectural Polymers will display information about its formliners for decorative concrete finishes and thin brick applications.
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 CarbonCast® line of products, ARCIS ultra-thin precast panels and the Graphic Concrete technology for imparting patterns, designs and images on concrete faces. With more than 30 structural and architectural manufacturing locations in the United States, the 20 North American and two international AltusGroup companies have an unparalleled network of plants, technical staff and sales personnel to ensure architects, engineers and contractors get the help they need as well as the consistent quality and performance they expect. For more information, visit altusprecast.com or call 866-GO-ALTUS.